Charlotte man sentenced for threatening President Obama’s life on Twitter


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

Donte Jamar Sims, 22, was charged in Sept. 2012 with one count of knowingly and willfully making a threat against the president, according to the report.

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.

Read more at WCNC


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