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Man Jailed For Threatening to Kill Obama and His Family

Justice Michael McShane sentenced the 62-year-old John Roos of Medford to 63 months in jail.

A US District Judge has sentenced a man from Oregon to federal prison for threatening to kill former President, Barack Obama and his family, over social media.


 

Justice Michael McShane sentenced the 62-year-old John Roos of Medford to 63 months in jail.

It was also gathered that he got a three-year post-prison supervision upon his release.

According to a release by the Department of Justice, Roos pleaded guilty to charges related to the threats and other charges for possession of an unregistered explosive device.

He told the court that he did threaten to take the life of Obama and the former first family on Twitter.

Aside Obama, the Roos posted on Facebook to kill FBI agents with hunting rifles, according to the Justice Department.

But he was reported to have said that the threats were not serious.

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Farouk Mohammed

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