GHS Death Threat Suspect Wants Bail Reduced, Charge Tossed
Attorney claims charge is not "sufficient" in case against former student.
The 18-year-old former Geneva High School charged with sending a threatening e-mail to a dean wants his bail reduced and the charge dismissed.
Daniel Diomedes remains held in Kane County Jail on $45,000 bail charged with disorderly conduct relating to the April 26 email "stating he wanted (the dean) to suffer and die."
Calling the bail amount "excessive," Diomedes' attorney, Scott Sheen, will seek to have it reduced at a July 20 hearing. Diomedes has been in custody since May 3.
If released, Diomedes has been ordered to stay away from the school and no contact with its employees or their families.
Sheen also is seeking to have the charge thrown out because it fails to state an offense committed by Diomedes, according to a recently filed motion to dismiss. Sheen said the criminal complaint—which alleges Diomedes knowingly sent a threat of violence against the school and the dean—is "not legally sufficient."
The district previously declined to comment on any student-related matters, including when Diomedes attended the high school.