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Jul 10, 2012 6:22 AM by AP

Loyola student's trial delayed in threats case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A trial has been postponed for a Loyola University student charged with sending threatening emails to the campus police department.

The start of the trial for 21-year-old Evelyn A. Hubbard, of New Orleans, has been moved from Monday to Sept. 17. A judge's order says more time for trial preparation was needed.

Hubbard faces one count of threatening interstate communications, a charge punishable by up to five years in prison.

Prosecutors said one of the emails from Hubbard threatened to blow up a building where she was scheduled to take a test on the morning she sent it. Another email she allegedly sent last year threatened five unnamed professors and called for the building to be evacuated.

Prosecutors said Hubbard told FBI agents she sent the emails as a joke.

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