Trial to start Monday for man who threatened to blow up Glens Falls plant
A trial is scheduled to start Monday in federal court for a Mayfield man accused of making threats to blow up a Glens Falls medical device plant.
Jesse Bedell has been charged with two counts of transmitting a threat by interstate commerce. Bedell is accused of leaving threatening messages on the voice mail of recruiters Medline on Jan. 10, 2020. The company had offered a job to Bedell and then rescinded the offer after they found out that he did not disclose on his application that he had a misdemeanor petit larceny conviction, court documents said.
Bedell then said that he was going to “blow you up” and “kill ya,” court documents said.
He said he was drunk at the time he left those messages.
U.S. District Court Judge Mae D’Agostino granted a request by Bedell’s attorney to allow intoxication as a defense.
“Whether Defendant was intoxicated to such a degree that he did not have the purpose of issuing a threat or knowledge that his communication would be received as a threat is for the jury to decide,” she wrote.
The Times Union first reported the story.