A judge in Alabama has sentenced a man to a month in jail after he was convicted of “hateful rhetoric” on social media.
The incident happened in August.
A jury in Montgomery found Brandon Wylie guilty of harassment, obstruction and criminal trespass.
He was also found guilty of a second count of “intimidation.”
Wyliof was found to have posted on social networking sites, including Twitter, about the trial.
Wyliies attorney, Richard Pomeranz, said his client would appeal the conviction.
“He believes the law was unfair and he believes his constitutional rights were violated,” he said.
A second defendant, Andrew White, was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
A third defendant, John Evers, received a five-day suspended sentence.
All three were convicted of misdemeanor charges.
Wyliofs attorney, John W. Smith, said in a statement that his client was “shocked and saddened” by the sentence.
“We are confident that our client will prove his innocence,” Smith said.
(Reporting by Scott Malone in Anchorage, Alaska; Editing by David Gregorio and Sandra Maler)