Judge: Local jury to be sought for central Pa. trial in bomb, water supply threats case


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HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania — A central Pennsylvania judge says attorneys will try to pick a local jury for the trial of a man accused of having used a prison computer to email threats to bomb the county courthouse and disrupt the water supply.

Twenty-four-year-old Adam Hardin's attorney argues that it will be an impossible to pick an impartial jury in Blair County, where the threats were made in October. Prosecutors say the case hasn't been in the news much lately.

The (Altoona) Mirror (http://bit.ly/1v8Uo57 ) reports that Judge Timothy Sullivan said Thursday that if choosing a jury proves difficult, he will either move the trial or bring in jurors from another county.

Although the threats were hoaxes, the Altoona Water Authority warned thousands of customers not to use tap water for about two days.


Information from: Altoona Mirror, http://www.altoonamirror.com

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