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Woman admits ‘menacing’ post

A Sandys woman yesterday admitted posting offensive comments about Chris Furbert on Facebook.

Shevaun Adcock, 48, was charged with sending a message “of offensive or menacing character” by public telecommunications.

In the post, made on the Bermuda Industrial Union's Facebook page in January, Adcock wrote: “You, Chris Furbert, are a f***ing idiot.”

Adcock said that Mr Furbert, the BIU president, was “ruining Bermuda”, adding: “If you continue to threaten Bermudians and our livelihoods I will come after you.”

Magistrates' Court heard that the post was spotted by BIU staff on the morning of January 12.

After being arrested on January 20, Adcock admitted sending the message from her laptop, adding that she had attempted to delete the post without success.

Adcock later deleted her Facebook profile after her account was barraged with angry messages about her post, which was copied and spread widely online.

Adcock said she was “very, very sorry” for the post, which she said was sent in a moment of anger.

She later sent a letter to Mr Furbert and another person she believed she may have offended, expressing her remorse for the post.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said that the deluge of negative messages to her account was “of her own making”.

“I am going to take it that you learnt from this and it will not happen again,” Mr Tokunbo said, giving Adcock a six-month conditional discharge.

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Published November 29, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 29, 2017 at 12:09 am)

Woman admits ‘menacing’ post

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