WAVE reported that Han Cong Zhao, a 23-year-old from Vancouver, allegedly contacted Lawrence's brother more than 200 times, traveled to Kentucky and left him a threatening voicemail message.
The Courier-Journal reported that Zhao also allegedly went to the Indian Hills Police Department and asked how he could contact Lawrence's parents.
Zhao was charged with stalking and harassing communications. He has pleaded not guilty.
"I feel like with this circumstance with Mr. Han, that he's not being treated as any other person that would be charged with a harassing communications charge because of the people that it involves," Zhao's public defender told WLKY.