Man acquitted of rape guilty of threatening prosecutor
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was acquitted of rape has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill the prosecutor and the detective involved.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 35-year-old Jared Kuntz of Bozeman pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intimidation in an agreement that recommends a five-year sentence with the Department of Corrections. The agency would determine his placement.
Kuntz was acquitted of the 2012 rape but convicted of a misdemeanor for giving alcohol to the 18-year-old woman.
In May 2016, Kuntz posted on his Facebook page saying he would beat the prosecutor and the detective to death with a baseball bat unless they each paid him $500,000.
Kuntz said he was frustrated because he spent 20 months in jail and nearly $100,000 defending himself. He said he “kind of vented on Facebook” and deeply regretted it.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com