A 20-year-old Kensington man is accused of using Facebook to threaten witnesses against his friends who were charged in a weapons case.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office alleges that Freddie Henriquez obtained a witness' statement and posted images of it on Facebook, accompanied with a caption that said "RATS." Henriquez also posted other threatening messages on Facebook, authorities say. In an August post provided by prosecutors, he wrote, "KILL RATS point blank period."
Those threats came after four of his associates were arrested in February for an alleged conspiracy involving straw purchases of firearms.