Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Tyler Trent’s Mother At His Funeral

first_imgTyler Trent asks Purdue football fans to do the "Kinnick Wave" during game against Iowa.According to multiple reports, a man in Florida has been arrested after allegedly making threats against the mother of Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who passed away last week after a courageous battle with cancer. The man – John Matthew Pinkham – reportedly threatened to kill Trent’s mother at his upcoming funeral this week.According to IndyStar, Pinkham allegedly posted death threats on Facebook under a fake account. He was arrested in Deltona, Florida.Here’s more:Pinkham is accused of using an alias, Julie Homan, to make multiple posts. Volusia County investigators said the threats included:“Cant wait till I can choke the life out of you” … “funerals coming and I will appear like the reaper”“just wait until yall hear what I do at his funeral..i promise I will make headlines..i will kill his mother.. just watch I will be talked about forever..this is no idol threat.”Trent’s story was incredibly inspirational during this past college football season. The Purdue superfan correctly predicted the Boilermakers’ upset over Ohio State. He also inspired millions who are battling cancer themselves.The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted a mugshot of Pinkham.New mug shot after #deltona man booked into jail today by @VolusiaSheriff. John Pinkham accused of making threats to kill mother of Purdue Superfan & cancer activist @theTylerTrent who died last week. Pinkham allegedly used alias on @facebook threatening to kill mom at funeral. pic.twitter.com/6KfJ5Ykiun— claire metz (@clairemetzwesh) January 8, 2019It’s unclear if the man has any connection to the Trent family.Trent’s funeral is set for Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis. There will be a candlelight vigil on Wednesday at Purdue.last_img read more

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