UTICA, N.Y. -- Friday was an emotional day for the parents of the man accused of making phone call threats against Utica College in March.
They took the stand along with a College employee who searched the suspect's phone.
Fahrudin Omerovic is charged with two counts of Making a Terroristic Threat.
On Friday, Utica College's Northeast Cyber Forensics Center Director testified about what he found on Omerovic's phone including pictures taken during the lockdown, texts, and searches of local news reports.
On the stand, Omerovic's mother said he was always working, took care of the family, and was a good student.
She didn't know of any daily medications he had to take, but said he was having trouble sleeping in the days leading up to the calls.
She also said he video-chatted with his parents during the lockdown and seemed afraid.
"He looked so pale, and he is seemed scared, very scared, very scared," said Omerovic's mother Hafiza Omerovic.
Omerovic's father testified too. He said his son was his right hand and helped the family. He said he gave Omerovic advice during the lockdown to stay safe.
The trial continues on Monday.