Brian Costello, the criminal defense
attorney representing Trevor P. Fattig, has won
a small victory for his client, who previously
has been held under house arrest via electronic
Fattig was charged in April by
Eric Zahnd, Platte County prosecutor, with the
felony of making a terrorist threat. Costello
asked permission from Circuit Judge Owens Lee
Hull, Jr., and received the judges permission
for Fattig to remove his electronic monitoring
ankle shackle so that he can work.
Zahnd, represented by assistant
prosecuting attorney Bruce Threlkeld, formally
opposed Costellos request.
Fattig and co-defendant Sean M.
Amos, both 17, are accused of having made verbal
threats to explode ordnance and shoot people at
the Platte County High School on April 20, 2006,
which was the seventh anniversary of the Columbine
Fattig was expelled from the Platte
County school district during closed executive
session during the June 15 school board meeting.
Amoss status in school is unknown because
confirmation cannot be obtained, but it is likely
that Amos was also expelled from the Platte County
R-3 School District.
Amos and his attorney, Jeffrey
Eastman, of Gladstone, had a docket call set for
this Thursday at 9 a.m.
Fattigs next hearing is
scheduled for Aug. 10 at 9 a.m.