Ruling coming for probation request in false threats case

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Posted: Apr 09, 2016 2:48 PM

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge says he'll decide next week whether a woman accused of tweeting anonymous threats against fellow black college students will be entered into a probation program.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1N0Ubhh ) defense attorney Thomas Ashley told an Elizabeth judge his client, Kayla-Simone McKelvey, has already resigned from her job and lost her friends.

Ashley is seeking to place McKelvey into a pre-trial intervention program that would allow her to be placed on probation. Charges against her could then be removed from her record.

McKelvey is charged with creating a false public alarm.

County prosecutors say she tweeted anonymous threats from a Kean University library because she wanted more people to attend a November rally on racial issues.

She allegedly returned to the rally to raise awareness about the threats.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.