Justin Carter, 19, has been reunited with his family after his $500,000 bail was paid by an “anonymous good samaritan”. Don Flanary, Justin’s defence attorney, confirmed that the League of Legends player has been on bail since July 11.
Justin has been awaiting trial in jail since February because his family could not afford bail. He was arrested for making ‘terroristic threats’ in February after an argument about League of Legends erupted on Facebook:
Two months after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Carter wrote on Facebook, “I think I’ma shoot up a kindergarten. And watch the blood of the innocent rain down. And eat the beating heart of one of them.” — Source: Today.com
Police were called to investigate after being notified by a woman who saw the comments. Justin’s family have been petitioning for their son’s release after reports that he has been physically abused and placed on ‘suicide watch’ in solitary confinement.
Justin’s charge is a third-degree felony and he faces up to ten years in jail if convicted.