MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state appeals court says a Darien man was properly convicted of threatening police on Facebook.
A jury convicted Aaron Wigman in 2017 of threatening officers. According to court documents, two Delavan officers cited him for disorderly conduct in 2016 after he made racially-charged rants in a bar. That night he wrote on Facebook that he hoped the next officer who messes with him wears bulletproof pants and he would bleed officers out.
Wigman contends his posts weren't a true threat as defined in statute and the trial judge failed to instruct the jury on the definition.
The 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld his conviction Wednesday, finding the judge included a partial definition of a true threat in the jury instructions.
Wigman's attorney didn't immediately return a message.
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