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Ohio Supreme Court considers whether talk was a threat or speculation
Defense attorneys acknowledge 'disturbing details' but say there was no intent
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Ohio's high court takes on the question of how much evidence is needed of a threat.
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The state has a law to punish people who make threats in the workplace, schools and public places. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on a challenge to that law before the Ohio Supreme Court, and says the arguments weren’t about free speech, but about evidence in a trial.

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David Laber of Ironton in southern Ohio was sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for telling a co-worker that he wondered what it would be like to shoot two officials at the company and talked about bringing bombs into the facility where they worked.

Laber’s lawyer Peter Galyardt told the justices that his client merely speculated about doing these things, but never intended to do them. 

“He’s only expressing wondering what it would be like and then he provides admittedly alarming, disturbing details within this cordial give-and-take.”

But the state’s Jeffrey Jarosch said the co-worker testified that she felt Laber’s statements went beyond just speculation. 
“Whether or not it was a threat, whether or not he intended it to be a threat, is a matter for the jury.”

It could be several months before the state high court issues a decision.

 

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David laber is my father, and yes he gets angy and talks about different things, but who doesnt? Everyone should have that choice and descisoin to their own right to talk. And yes i understand its another issue when what you may or may not of said can be used against you. Although, my father is innocent. It is not my choice(s) what the court does. However, i need my father. He has such a great heart and his 4 kids and fiance need him home.
thank you,
Amanda Laber


Posted by: amanda j laber (45 private drive) on July 1, 2014 1:07AM
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