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Mississippi man sentenced for threatening to kill Obama

 

 

A Mississippi man was sentenced to 10 months in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama and to blow up the hospital that refused to treat his wife.

David Williams, 45, of Attala, pleaded guilty in August to a two-count federal indictment. At his sentencing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Allen Pepper also ordered Williams — who could have faced 15 years in prison — to undergo anger management counseling.

The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, said Williams called the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in July to schedule surgery for his wife. When the hospital refused his request, Williams became angry and threatened to blow up the hospital.

Secret Service documents filed in the case said he also threatened to kill Obama, whom he referred to using a racial slur.


The hospital said Friday it couldn't discuss its decision not to treat Williams' wife because of privacy laws.

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