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    Curtis Hughes: He pleaded not guilty and is to be tried later this month.

A 30-year-old Makiki man charged with threatening the mother of his daughter on his Facebook page is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 19 in Circuit Court.

Curtis Hughes was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. He was in Oahu Community Correctional Center in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Curtis pleaded not guilty on Monday, and a judge sent his case to Circuit Court for trial after a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Honolulu District Court.

Hughes and the victim, a 21-year-old woman, ended their relationship bitterly, and the woman obtained a three-year protective order against Hughes in July 2013, a police affidavit said.

On Sept. 23, the woman reported to police that Hughes posted a threat against her on his Facebook page that said: “(Expletive) my Daughters mother! I would shoot that (expletive) in a heartbeat!,” the affidavit said.

The woman told an officer she felt threatened by Hughes’ comment.

About a week and a half later, the woman complained again to police that Hughes posted a threatening comment on his Facebook page. The post in question said: “Got to take that (expletive) … back to court (expletive) hoe,” the affidavit said.

The woman told police she felt threatened.

On Saturday, an officer reviewed the woman’s protective order against Hughes and found that it prohibited Hughes from making contact with her via phone calls, messages and electronic communication.

Officers determined Hughes violated the protective order by making comments and threats against the woman on Facebook, the affidavit said.

Police arrested Hughes at his home Saturday for investigation of first-degree terroristic threatening and violating a protective order, a misdemeanor.

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