July 17, 2024


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man pleaded responsible to threatening public radio journalists and vandalizing their houses, prosecutors stated Thursday.

Tucker Cockerline, 32, of Salem, N.H., pleaded responsible in federal court docket in Boston to conspiracy to commit stalking by way of interstate journey and using a facility of interstate commerce.

The harassment and intimidation of the victims included the vandalism — on 5 separate events — of the victims’ houses and the house of one of many victims’ dad and mom with bricks, massive rocks and purple spray paint, based on investigators.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 19, 2024.

Cockerline was initially arrested and charged in June together with two alleged co-conspirators. The defendants have been subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury together with a fourth suspect in September.

Prosecutors allege the boys have been concerned in a plot to vandalize houses related to New Hampshire Public Radio reporter Lauren Chooljian and information director Daniel Barrick in retaliation for a report detailing sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to a distinguished businessman.

Every cost within the indictment carries a most sentence of as much as 5 years in jail, three years of supervised launch, a $250,000 tremendous and restitution.