Retrial set for Internet hate mail case
December 2, 1997
Web posted at: 3:49 p.m. EST (2049 GMT)
SANTA ANA, California (CNN) -- Federal prosecutors announced
Tuesday they would retry Richard Machado, the man accused of
sending threatening messages on the Internet.
Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in
Santa Ana, said prosecutors would retry Machado on 10 civil
rights violations for allegedly sending hate e-mail to Asian
students at UC Irvine.
Federal District Judge Alice Marie Stotler set the retrial
for January 27 and ordered Machado to be held without bond,
in part because he fled the country after his original
The jury in Machado's first trial was deadlocked.
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