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2 UT Martin students accused of sending threatening Facebook message

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Erin Chism (Source: TBI) Erin Chism (Source: TBI)
Patrick Valdez (Source: TBI) Patrick Valdez (Source: TBI)
MARTIN, TN (KFVS) - Two students at the UT Martin are accused of sending a threatening Facebook message to another university student.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, Patrick Valdez, 18, and Erin Chism, 18, both of Martin, Tenn. were both charged with one count of felony harassment and one count of felony conspiracy to commit harassment. 

On September 27, the Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI investigate allegations that Valdez and Chism were behind a University of Tennessee Knoxville campus student receiving a threatening message on her Facebook page on last month.

According to TBI, Valdez wrote and produced a song that referred to sexually assaulting and killing the victim, killing her family and burning their house down.

Chism then befriended the victim on Facebook and sent the song to her. Valdez had a previous relationship with the victim, according to TBI. The UT Martin Police Department and Knoxville Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Valdez and Chism were booked into the Weakley County Jail and are expected to be arraigned in court on Thursday.

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