Woman charged with attempting to steal Wintrich's UConn speech

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017 10:50
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STORRS - Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich after a confrontation with protesters last month during an appearance at the University of Connecticut.

Wintrich, the White House correspondent for the right-wing website Gateway Pundit, was charged after grabbing a woman who took his notes from the lectern as he prepared to give a speech titled “It's OK To Be White.”

That woman, 35-year-old Catherine Gregory, of Willimantic, turned herself in Sunday to face charges of attempted larceny and disorderly conduct.

Gregory, who is free on a $1,000 bond, is due in court on Wednesday.

Wintrich, who had argued that he had every right to retrieve his property, tweeted on Monday that justice was finally being served.



Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, on Monday, 11 December 2017 10:50. Updated: Monday, 11 December 2017 11:03.