Ex-Boyfriend Jailed for Allegedly Making Death Threat By Facebook

Illinois Boyfriend and Girlfriend break up.

Boyfriend uses Facebook, the social networking website, to send Girlfriend a message containing a death threat if she persists in the breakup.

Boyfriend is arrested on the charge of electronic harassment by electronic communications.

The charge carries a sentence of up to three years’ incarceration.

Boyfriend is held for three months pending trial.

Boyfriend pleads guilty to the charge.

Boyfriend is sentenced to six months’ jail and thirty months of probation.

Boyfriend is also ordered to have no contact with Girlfriend and to undergo any counseling recommended by the probation department.

For that, Boyfriend is released for time served.

It is unclear whether the criminal court took into account that a member of Boyfriend’s family reportedly recently obtained a domestic violence restraining order of protection against him.

Read more in this Chicago Tribune article: Sentence of time served in Facebook dating threat.