Man to plead guilty to threatening Boston Globe journalists


Cars are parked in the driveway of Robert Chain’s house in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Chain, who was upset about The Boston Globe’s coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media, was arrested Thursday for threatening to travel to the newspaper’s offices and kill […]

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.
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.

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