(SS) A man accused of making online threats that referred to the Pulse nightclub shooting will be transferred to South Florida to face federal charges, a judge in Orlando ruled Monday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Kelly ordered Craig Allen Jungwirth, 50, to remain in custody and be transferred to the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida in Fort Lauderdale.
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Kelly also ruled there was probable cause that Jungwirth illegally threatened to injure others via interstate commerce communication.
In court documents, the FBI accuses Jungwirth of posting on Aug. 30 on Facebook slurs against the gay community in Wilton Manors, a small city in Broward County.
The posts threatened to kill gay people and said, "None of you deserve to live" and, "If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I'm planning for Labor Day."
Forty-nine people were killed and more than 50 were hurt in the shooting at the Orlando club. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Jungwirth two days before the holiday in Osceola County on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was jailed in Seminole County and turned over to federal custody Thursday, the Sheriff's Office said.
Jungwirth had been living with his mother in southwest Orange County. On Sept. 2, the FBI subpoenaed records that showed the threatening posts were made from an Internet account registered to her address.
Jungwirth previously lived in Wilton Manors, court documents state.