Ky. inmate charged in Obama family threats

Posted at: 02/20/2013 12:38 PM
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(AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky inmate is facing federal charges, accused of writing letters threatening the life of President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters.

A grand jury in Louisville on Wednesday charged Kentucky State Penitentiary Anthony D. Holliman with threatening the president and a second count for threatening the president’s family.

The indictment says the inmate serving decades in prison for rape and other convictions wrote a letter addressed to Obama in May saying he would "blowe your brains out with a pistel." Holliman used racial epithets in the letter.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Holliman wrote a second letter to first lady Michelle Obama, threatening her and the Obamas’ two daughters.

Holliman faces up to five years in prison if he is convicted on the two charges.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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