Man sentenced to prison for threatening to kill Obama

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A man who threatened to kill President Obama was sentenced to three years in prison by a federal judge on Friday, according to Reuters.

{mosads}U.S. District Court Judge William Conley also sentenced the Wisconsin man, Brian Dutcher, to three years of supervised release and recommended that he receive a full mental health evaluation.

According to prosecutors, Dutcher told a security guard in July of 2015 that he intended to shoot and kill Obama during a speech the president was giving at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse the following day.

“The usurper is here and if I get the chance I’ll take him out and take the shot,” Dutcher said to the guard, according to an affidavit.

Dutcher also posted his threat on Facebook, saying, “That’s it! Thursday I will be in La Crosse. Hopefully I will get a clear shot at the pretend president. Killing him is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!”

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