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March 18, 2013

Birmingham man pleads guilty to threatening Obama

BIRMINGHAM — Federal prosecutors say a Birmingham man has pleaded guilty to using the social networking site Twitter to threaten the life of President Barack Obama.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said 25-year-old Jarvis Britton entered the guilty plea Monday.

A federal grand jury had indicted Britton in September on charges that he knowingly threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on the president. Prosecutors said he tweeted the message, “Let’s kill the president. F.E.A.R.,” on Sept. 14.

Britton’s sentencing is scheduled for June 20.

 

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