Evidence over threats to Colo. lawmaker missing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- An attorney for state Rep. Rhonda Fields says a Colorado man accused of sending a series of racially and sexually offensive e-mails has destroyed key evidence in the case against him.

Attorney Craig Silverman says a tablet computer was run over and destroyed when Denver police sought to search it, and a laptop computer has not been found.

A judge has set a Nov. 20 trial date for Franklin Sain, who is charged with attempting to influence a public official and harassment during a gun control debate.

According to the Denver Post, Sain's attorney, Siddhartha Rathod, wrote in court documents that Sain voluntarily gave the broken tablet computer to detectives to be searched.

He says tests of several printers linked to Sain were inconclusive or showed no match.


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