A man in Lansdowne has been accused of sending threats through the social networking service, telling a woman he would rape and kill her, and kill her son.
A grand jury indicted 28-year-old Justin J. Vernot on Thursday, saying he sent five threatening notes early last month from two Twitter accounts he allegedly created.
From the name @ColdDeadEyes, the victim – an eastern Pennsylvania resident identified in the indictment as K.B. – received three tweets on Feb. 7. The first arrived at 1:14 a.m., saying, “I know your routine, I know where you live, and I am going to rape you senseless, K. … then come for [K.B.'s son's name]. Good luck.”
The two messages that followed soon afterward detailed how the writer might murder the victim’s son.
Then on Feb. 10, two notes arrived from the account of @BlackMam1, using more graphic language, and saying “I’m always aware of where you are, my love. It won’t be long now.”
Vernot faces five counts in the indictment – one for each tweet. If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison.