Charlotte man sentenced for threatening Pres. Obama's life on Twitter - KMOV.com

Charlotte man sentenced for threatening Pres. Obama's life on Twitter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte man will serve six months in prison for allegedly making threats against President Obama’s life.

Donte Jamar Sims, 22, was charged in Sept. 2012 with one count of knowingly and willfully making a threat against the president. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Sims posted an intent to assassinate him on his Twitter account. He pleaded guilty.

President Obama was in Charlotte the week of Sept. 3, 2012, for the Democratic National Convention. The threat was posted Sept. 4, according to the U.S. attorney behind the case.

The tweets read:

@DestroyLeague_D:

09/03/12 @ 0606 hours: “Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !... Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he’s in town -_-

09/03/12 @ 0608 hours: “Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swag”

09/03/12 @ 0612 hours: “The Secret Service is gonna be defenseless once I aim the Assault Rifle at Barack’s Forehead … F* the #DNC !”
09/03/12 @ 0619 hours: “he wont even make it to the coliseum”

09/03/12 @ 0620 hours: “*Plotting president Obama’s Murder”

The U.S. Secret Service investigated the case along with CMPD.

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