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Crime & Courts

Cortland man accused of threatening to kill wife denied bail

David D. Lisner, 47, of Cortland
David D. Lisner, 47, of Cortland

SYCAMORE – A 47-year-old Cortland will sit in jail until he goes to trial on charges of multiple crimes against his estranged wife, including a recent threat to get a gun and kill her.

David D. Lisner, 47, of the 300 block of South Somonauk Road, was arrested Aug. 24 on an electronic home monitoring violation. The night before, police said, he posted a flurry of messages on Facebook describing how he planned to kill his wife, with whom he had a divorce hearing earlier that day.

DeKalb County Judge William Brady granted Assistant State’s Attorney Alesandra Friend’s motion, filed Tuesday, asking that Lisner be denied bond.

Police said in court records that after posting on Facebook that he’d cut off his ankle bracelet – he’s wearing two, one for electronic home monitoring and another for alcohol monitoring – Lisner told deputies on his way to jail, “Just wait til I get out. … I’m gonna kill her.”

“There is no set of bond conditions that can assure that the defendant will not be able to follow through with his threats,” county prosecutors wrote in the motion.

Lisner is due back in court at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4. His lawyer, Michelle Dietrich, has not yet filed a motion for a speedy trial.

Anyone who fears for their safety because of an abusive relationship can contact Safe Passage’s 24-hour hotline at 815-756-5228. The agency can provide crisis intervention and safety planning services as well as schedule emergency shelter screenings.

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