by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Stephen Vold was acquitted today on a charge of terroristic conduct and a lesser charge of disorderly conduct. Vold was arrested after he had sent two e-mail messages where he allegedly threatened to bring weapons to school and harm court employees.
The defense's position was that Vold was extremely stressed because his girlfriend left him and he was informed he owed $230,000 in child support. After several hours of deliberation, jurors returned the not guilty verdict.
CNMI Judge David Wise heard the case after Guam's Superior Court judges all recused themselves.