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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chris King charged with Obama death threat

KEENE SENTINEL -- The United States District Attorney's office in Vermont today announced the indictment of Christopher King, 43, of Rockingham, Vt., on charges that he threatened to kill President Barack Obama. The grand jury sat in Burlington, Vt., and handed up the indictment on Oct. 7.

According to court documents, King maintained an Internet blog and a Twitter

account. On the blog, he posted the following threats to kill President Obama: "I am dying inside. And I am plainly stating to you that I am going to kill the president" and "So since I intend to kill the president, should I set the timer? Huh?"

If convicted, King faces a maximum term of five years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.