Former NFL player Jonathan Martin must head to trial for his shotgun Instagram photo that sparked fears he was planning a mass shooting at the elite private prep school he attended in Los Angeles, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Shellie Samuels said Martin’s Feb. 22 post provided enough evidence to hold the former Miami Dolphin “to answer” for three felony charges in the case.
The charges allege Martin, 29, criminally threatened former teammate Richie Incognito and two former classmates at Harvard-Westlake high school with the disturbing post showing a 12-gauge shotgun resting on a motel bed with 19 shells scattered around it.
The image included a message that read, “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.”
It also included the text “#MiamiDolphins” on the handle and “#HarvardWestlake” on the barrel — and it tagged the social media handles for Incognito and the two former classmates.