Threats do not have to be spoken for uttering threats to be made out. A threat conveyed in any manner can result in a conviction, including written threats. Threats can be made out in many ways. To determine if a person’s words were a threat, the words have to be analyzed in the context or circumstances in which they were spoken. Words which constitute threats are words which threaten to cause death or bodily harm to a person, to burn or destroy or damage a person’s property, or to harm an animal belonging to a person.

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