Man Accused Of Threatening A Judge Pleads Not Guilty

A Rockcastle County man accused of threatening a judge on an internet message board says he's 'not' guilty.

36-year-old Steve Tompkins was arraigned Monday.

He admits he posted a discussion called "Let's assassinate Jeffrery Burdette".. on the Mount Vernon Forum of

Burdette serves as Circuit Judge in that area.

Tompkins says he was just exercising his first amendment right.

He's being kept in jail on a one hundred thousand dollar bond.

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