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Police charge Connecticut man with tweeting death threats against Governor Lamont

A Connecticut man has been arrested for making death threats against Governor Ned Lamont on Twitter.

Jonathan Wright of Waterford tweeted, “you will meet your maker courtesy of a noose and a trap door.” 

Wright told police he sent the tweets after he read online that the government was placing COVID-19 patients in nursing homes to get elderly people sick.

Wright also wrote that former president Donald Trump approved his message. Some Trump supporters threatened to hang government leaders, including former vice president Mike Pence, during the attack on the U.S. Capitol in January.

Wright later told police he didn’t actually wish to do harm to the governor.

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Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

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