BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge-based company is backing out of its deal to remove confederate monuments from New Orleans because of death threats to workers.
Lawyers for H and O Investments sent a letter to the City of New Orleans explaining that the owner of the company was not only threatened at his work, but at his home too.
The Baton Rouge Business Report says the owner of the company, David Mahler, sent a letter to the City of New Orleans, saying he "has received numerous telephone complaints, including death threats directed to Mahler and his staff. Mahler's wife has also received threatening calls at the couple's residence,"
H&O's decision to pull out comes in the midst of a preservation effort by organizations that are having a federal judge hear arguments in favor of keeping the confederate monuments standing.