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Man to plead guilty to threatening Boston Globe journalists

April 22, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles man charged with making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe will plead guilty.

Robert Chain’s lawyer said Monday that Chain plans to plead guilty to all counts against him and “take full responsibility for his actions.” Attorney William Weinreb said in an email that Chain is “anxious to make a full, public apology.”

Chain was arrested in August after authorities say he made the threats in retaliation for the Globe’s coordination of a series of editorials condemning President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press.

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In some calls, authorities say Chain called Globe employees the “enemy of the people,” a characterization of journalists that Trump has used repeatedly.

A plea hearing has been scheduled for May 15.