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Methuen teen asks to be freed from jail

May 24, 2013

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Methuen High School student charged with making online threats has asked a judge to grant him bail so he can go home.

A lawyer for 18-year-old Cameron D’Ambrosio told a judge on Thursday that his client is not a danger to society and should be freed under certain conditions, including GPS monitoring.

The judge did not immediately rule.

D’Ambrosio has been held without bail for three weeks. Authorities say he made a profanity-laced post on his Facebook page on May 1 in which he said he would outdo the carnage at the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people.

The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/12AVMOE ) reports that the defense lawyer pointed out that a search of D’Ambrosio’s home found no weapons or specific plans to commit violence.


Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com

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