After being evicted from his apartment, Kahlem Looney threatened the apartment leasing facilitator and staff with death, demanding to know where his personal property was located. Cobb Superior Court convicted Mr. Looney of making terroristic threats, but the defendant appealed.
The Court of Appeals reviewed Mr. Looney’s case and his argument that, because his threats were conditional, the evidence was not enough to support his conviction. Mr. Looney stated that he would kill the facilitator and staff if he did not receive his property within 24 hours, referring to his possible future behavior. The Court agreed with the trial court’s ruling, explaining that the law does not require the threat or threats to be “immediate and unconditional.”