You simply can’t threaten the life of a prosecutor in the United States and think you’ll get away with it.
But that’s exactly what a brazen troll has done. Over the last few months someone using Proton Mail to mask their identity has sent death threats to several people connected to the Maura Murray case, including New Hampshire assistant AG, Jeffery Strelzin and journalist Maggie Freleng.
But the vast majority of these messages are personally directed to an obscure podcaster from Canada named Eric Collins, whose show, Armchair Detective, focuses on the Maura Murray case. Collins then replies to these emails, cc’ing Strelzin, Maggie, myself, and a dozen others. Collins believes these messages are coming from Fulk but it’s quite possible these messages are from someone else, impersonating Fulk. These messages sometimes include death threats and pornography.
The whole thing is just a crazy mess. But Homeland Security is reportedly now involved and may have the means to subpoena data from Proton Mail, itself.
For the moment, they’re questioning those at the center of the mystery. Local Massachusetts police contacted Fulk last week. “The police called me and said Homeland Security is looking into Eric Collins. They asked if I could meet with them to discuss but said there was no pressure. So I said I wanted to think it over. So we left it, I would call them if I decided to.” Fulk has since decided to speak to the police.