Mistrial explains if witness tests come back positive during break – Boston News, Weather, Sports

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Maine man accused of threatening to kill Jewish people because one of the witnesses tested positive for COVID-19.

Federal authorities charged Brian Dennison, 25, of Buxton, with transmitting a threat via interstate communications over a tweet that threatened Jewish people during Rosh Hashanah in 2021. Dennison pleaded not guilty.

US Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Duquette found out he had tested positive for COVID-19 during a court recess during Monday’s trial, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Duquette began his testimony but did not complete it, US District Judge Jon Levy said.

Levy decided that the misprocedure needed to be explained.

Investigators said Dennison used an anonymous Twitter account, but they were able to trace the tweet to his email address, cell phone, and an IP address.

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