Pokemon World Championship attempted shooting suspects denied bail


Will stay in jail for four months

Last month, two armed men were arrested for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at the Pokémon World Championship.

Now, Kevin Norton (18) and James Stumbo (27) have been denied bail, meaning they will be required to stay in jail for at least four months. When denying bail, Judge Thomas Horgan said, “This wasn’t just kid talk on the computer.”

Stumbo and Norton allegedly threatened to attack the championship after being banned from a chatroom for bullying another member. In response to the banning, it is claimed Stumbo simply said, “Oh, ok, that’s fine then I will just shoot him on Friday thanks.”

Investigations are currently underway to determine whether further charges could be brought against them, such as cyberbullying and threatening a mass casualty situation. Meanwhile, there are plans for their lawyers to file a motion to dismiss the case, the hearing for which is due on September 24.

All in all, this is sounding more and more dragged out as it goes on, and now they’ve been denied bail they could be spending quite a time in custody before the case is heard in court.

Men Arrested for Threatening Pokemon Event Denied Bail [GameSpot]

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