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Sheriff Talks About Tweet Threats In Steubenville Case

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/19/2013The guilty verdict against two high school football players in Stuebenville, Ohio has sparked social media backlash. Two teen girls were arrested Monday for tweeting threats against the rape victim. CNN's Poppy Harlow talks to Sheriff Fred Abdalla about the threats. Abdalla: "One says, 'You ripped my family apart, you made my cousin cry, so when I see you BLEEP it's gonna be a homicide.' I take this seriously." Poppy Harlow: "Of course, and the next?" Abdalla: "The next is, 'I'll celebrate by beating the BLEEP out of Jane Doe." Harlow: "You say one of the girls has admitted?" Abdalla: "Yes. They have, and she was crying … and again, we're dealing with kids, again, but the Attorney General had just left the building. The judge was still in the building, when I received messages there's death threats already against the victim. I hope this sends a warning, and I could assure you … we've been monitoring twitter for 24 hours, and continue. If there's anybody out there, crosses the line and makes a death threat, they're gonna have to face the consequences." The two girls are being held in juvenile detention. They are scheduled to appear before a judge Tuesday morning.
   
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