US man admits plot to kill Obama

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to threatening to kill President Obama in an e-mail.

US man admits plot to kill Obama

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to threatening to kill President Barack Obama in an e-mail that said "the blood of Obama will run down the streets" of the U.S. capital, a federal prosecutor said.

Nathan Wine, 21, admitted to a judge in Tampa, Florida, that he had sent the threatening e-mail to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command on Nov. 5, the day after Obama won the U.S. presidential election, U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton said in a news release.

Wine, who faces up to five years in prison, acknowledged he meant the e-mail as a death threat, according to court documents that did not reveal a motive.

Wine said in the poorly spelled note that he would "not mind going behind bars for being a trigger man on this tyrent.

"I will not rest until this tyrant of america is gunned down," the note said. "The blood of Obama will run down the streets of D.C."

No date was immediately announced for sentencing.


Reuters

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