Louis Jourdain, the teen arrested for allegedly being a co-conspirator in the Red Lake shootings, has pleaded guilty threatening interstate communications. Conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States charges were dropped.
The docket, some of which had been blacked out, gave few details of the charge, saying only that Jourdain used a computer to conduct interstate communications that “could be taken by an objective observer as threatening” sometime between Jan. 1, 2003 and March 2005.
No sentencing date has been set yet.
But according to this article even though Jourdain may get off easy in criminal court he’s still looking at problems with possible civil trials.
“The civil part is just beginning,” Minneapolis attorney Marshall Tanick said. “The end of the criminal case is just the turning point to start the wheels moving in the civil end, of which there’s no shortage of plaintiffs and an abundance of defendants.”
Personally, I don’t see how a civil suit could be filed unless Jourdain had implicit knowledge of the exact time and place of the attack. Since according to the judgment reached it doesn’t seem to me that he had such knowledge. Then again I’m not a lawyer. I really should keep one around here. Any volunteers?