On Wednesday afternoon, Jodi Arias was found guilty by a jury of murdering her former boyfriend. She was found to have murdered Travis Alexander, stabbing him nearly 30 times, slitting his throat, and shooting him in the head with a gun before leaving his body in his shower. Her story of self-defense from domestic abuse did not convince the jury.
Now that she’s been convicted, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not she will receive the death penalty for her crime. Unfortunately, followers of the trial have had to wait a while longer for the sentencing.
According to an Associated Press report, a bomb threat tweeted shortly after the verdict was announced delayed the sentencing while authorities swept the courthouse. Police were able to track the tweeter to a hotel in Phoenix, and a man named Laquint Cherry has been arrested for felony threats.
The tweets began on a Twitter account with the handle @GrimlinSkeleton shortly after Arias was found guilty. The tweeter stated that IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) had been planted in the Phoenix court room where the Arias trial took place. Subsequent tweets insulted Arias’ victim, challenged authorities, and were generally trolling:
Planted some IEDs in the #jodiarias Superior Court room in Phoenix Arizona tomorrow I’ll become a HERO and also shot by pigs once I unload.
My facebook proves I kidnap and torture people I post pictures and video. This is all amusing to me. I’ll put my ballistic on tomorrow.
I need more explosives sent.
IEDs soon to be planted by those in the supreme court that work for us. Cars filled with explosives & ammunition at the ready. Men at arms.
I don’t make idle threats I just don’t get caught. I’ll stand next to #travisalexander to smell his burning flesh. Pigs don’t want autos.
I got RPGs for the armored S.W.A.T and I have automatics with suppressors for there ballistic vests which I also have and a trained militia.
Been waiting to start dooms day fucks with me and I promise a taste of it.
The account’s last tweet went out shortly before Cherry was arrested:
I’ll never be arrested because I have open cases with the CIA they know I’m the real deal. My facebook would prove I don’t joke.