A Texan Woman Apprehended for Alleged Death Threats Against Judge Handling Trump Case

District Judge Tanya Chutkan

A Texan Woman Apprehended for Alleged Death Threats Against Judge Handling Trump Case

In a shocking turn of events, a Texan woman, Abigail Jo Shry, was apprehended last week on allegations of issuing death threats against the judge assigned to preside over the case involving former President Donald Trump's purported interference in the 2020 election, as per official court documents.

Voicemail Containing Racially Charged Threats

Abigail Jo Shry is accused of placing a phone call to the chambers of District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, D.C. on August 5th, leaving a voicemail that contained racially charged threats. The voicemail included the alarming phrase, "Greetings, you ignorant subordinate of servitude... Your existence is within our crosshairs; our intent is to terminate you."
Abigail Jo Shry

Threats Against Multiple Individuals

The allegations against Shry extend beyond Judge Tanya Chutkan. She is also accused of menacingly asserting that she would "terminate anyone who pursues" former President Trump. She also allegedly threatened the lives of Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, other Democratic politicians in Washington, D.C., and LGBTQ individuals.

Disturbing Message and Intent

The voicemail allegedly carried the chilling message, "Should Trump's re-election not come to fruition in the year 2024, our intent to eliminate you will be executed. Thus, I advise caution, you insipid individual... Anticipate personal and public targeting, both for you and your kin." These threats left authorities and the community deeply concerned about the potential for violence.

Confrontation and Confession

Subsequent to three days, agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approached Shry's residence. She purportedly confessed to placing the aforementioned call to Judge Chutkan's chambers. She deny any plan of travelling to Washington, D.C. or Houston to follow through on her remarks, as detailed in the affidavit. Nevertheless, her insinuations raised alarms, particularly regarding Representative Jackson Lee's safety.

Detention and Background

In a decision issued on Tuesday, a judge in the Southern District of Texas ordered Shry's detention for a span of 30 days. This ruling was based on four other criminal charges brought against her over the past year for similar behaviors, as stated in official court records. Court documents depict Shry as "suffering from acute depression and beset by a lengthy history of substance misuse." Her father's testimony revealed that she spends her days on the couch, imbibing excessive quantities of beer, while watching news broadcasts.

Trump's Involvement and Continued Remarks

These developments come in the wake of former President Trump intensifying his verbal assaults against Judge Chutkan. He has been utilizing his Truth Social platform to criticize the legal proceedings. These remarks persisted even after the judge cautioned last Friday that his ongoing barrage against the legal proceedings could lead to an acceleration of his trial.

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