Kansas man accused of making threat over Breonna Taylor case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kansas man was indicted Thursday on charges that he made a threat over the Breonna Taylor investigation during a phone call to the Kentucky attorney general's office, a federal prosecutor's office said.

Wesley Forrest Clay, 29, of Olathe, Kansas, was accused of calling a phone line in Frankfort dedicated to the Taylor investigation.

“On the call, he stated his name, telephone number, and then said among other things, ‘You will die if you do not give Breonna Taylor justice. That is a threat. Try me,'” the U.S. attorney's office for the Western District of Kentucky said in a news release.

A criminal complaint in the case alleged the call was made on Sept. 23, the release said, the same day Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that a grand jury indicted a former police officer on three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into a home next to Taylor's.

No one was charged in the March 13 death of Taylor, a Black woman who was shot multiple times by police who burst into her apartment during a drug raid.

While there were no drugs in Taylor’s apartment, her boyfriend shot and wounded a police officer. Cameron said the officers’ shots that killed Taylor were fired in self-defense.

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Her death has sparked months of protest in Louisville and other cities.

Clay was charged with sending threatening communications in interstate commerce, the U.S. attorney's office said in a news release. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.

It wasn't immediately known if Clay had an attorney who could comment for him.

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