Lawyer: Accused Harvard student was under pressure

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Eldo Kim

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The attorney for a Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam says his client was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful.

Twenty-year-old Eldo Kim is being released on $100,000 bond Wednesday into the custody of his sister, who lives in Massachusetts, and an uncle from North Carolina. Attorneys aren’t saying where he will stay.

Under the conditions of his release, he cannot enter Harvard’s campus without prior approval of Harvard and the federal court.

Federal public defender Ian Gold says Kim was dealing with finals and the third anniversary of his father’s death.

Gold says Kim became a naturalized U.S. citizen in fifth grade and renounced his South Korean citizenship.

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