Trial delayed in case of gubernatorial threat


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The trial of a Lexington man charged with threatening Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has been postponed to allow attorneys to continue reviewing evidence in the case.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Hood set a Jan. 13 trial date for 22-year-old William Collin Bordt. Attorneys told Hood crucial computer analysis evidence is expected to be turned over this week.

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Bordt’s case had been scheduled for trial this month. It has twice been postponed.

Bordt is charged with making a series of Facebook posts threatening Beshear, the former director of the South Carolina Republican Party, Todd Kincannon, and another person who chairs an election commission in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Federal agents arrested Bordt in March. He has pleaded not guilty.


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