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Flores trial to begin Monday

Robert Flores

The trial of a former University of Jamestown student charged with terrorizing is scheduled to begin Monday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.

Robert Flores, of Southgate, Calif., who is either 18 or 19, is accused of threatening the lives of specific UJ students on Nov. 7, in an incident that resulted in the lockdown of the campus. No one was injured, and the lockdown was lifted after about an hour.

Flores was enrolled at the university at the time of the incident.

Court records indicate a status conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Stutsman County Courthouse. If no plea deal has been reached, jury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a 12-person jury selected from a pool of 30 potential jurors. The trial is expected to last two days.

The charge is a Class C felony, punishable by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Judge Thomas Merrick is scheduled to preside.

Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at 701-952-8452 or by email at knorman@jamestownsun.com

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