Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Appeals Panel Upholds Convictions for Threats

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Appeals Panel Upholds Convictions for Threats

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COLUMBIA, MO. * A Missouri appeals panel has upheld a Columbia man's felony convictions for threatening a judge and her husband.

Frank G. Jindra had argued there was not enough evidence to support his convictions for tampering with a judicial officer because there was no proof that statements he made and was charged for were meant to be threatening.

But a three-judge panel from the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District disagreed and in a unanimous opinion affirmed a jury's guilty verdict from November 2015 on both counts, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

The conviction stemmed from Jindra's 2015 failed attempt to seek a restraining order against two people, a request denied by Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider. Authorities say Jindra then called the clerk's office and threatened the judge before calling her husband's office and threatening him. …

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