A Waterford man who instructed police he thought authorities leaders have been placing COVID-19 sufferers into nursing houses to get aged individuals sick is accused of threatening the governor on Twitter and has been charged.
Jonathan Wright, 41, of Waterford, has been charged with threatening within the second diploma.
Police stated the investigation began on Oct. 26, three days after Wright responded to a Tweet from Gov. Ned Lamont on Oct. 23.
The applying for the arrest warrant says Wright Tweeted, “You are scum living on borrowed time. President Trump knows what you did to the elderly Covid patients that were sent to nursing homes. All is known and you will meet your maker courtesy of a noose and a trap door. Treason = Death.”
The criticism additionally references different Tweets from Wright.
When police spoke with Wright on Oct. 28, he admitted to writing the Tweet, in keeping with the arrest warrant software. He instructed them he was indignant about issues that he heard and didn’t imply something threatening when he wrote it.
Wright went on to inform investigators that he was indignant after listening to that authorities leaders had been placing COVID-19 sufferers into nursing houses to get aged individuals sick and stated leaders ought to be held accountable if it was true.
Wright additionally instructed investigators that he had heard that nursing houses have been creating wealth off the aged dying from COVID.
Wright instructed police he under no circumstances wished to do hurt to the governor.
Police stated Wright didn’t have a legal historical past and there are not any weapons registered to him.
Bond was set at $30,000. Wright is due in courtroom on Nov. 29.