KNOXVILLE — The FBI has expanded its investigation of reported death threats against the attorneys for the alleged ringleader in the torture slayings of a Knox County couple.
The News Sentinel was served Monday with a federal grand jury subpoena for information related to a comment posted in September on its Web site, knoxnews.com.
On the advice of corporate counsel, the newspaper turned over the information late Monday to FBI Special Agent Gregg Harmon.
The comment in question was posted at 5:54 p.m. on Sept. 8. The comment was removed and the poster banned at 6:02 p.m. after a News Sentinel editor determined the comment violated Web site user guidelines.
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