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Man pleads guilty to e-mail threat against Obama

Man pleads guilty to e-mail threat against Obama

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Mall of America in Minneapolis.
Timothy Ryan Gutierrez pleaded guilty on Monday to a charge of making threats by e-mail. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors have dropped a charge of threatening to use an explosive.
His attorney says the 21-year-old Gutierrez could face up to a year and a half in prison when he is sentenced July 31.
Gutierrez, from Andrews, Texas, was accused of sending the e-mails from his brother's Colorado home to the FBI a week before Obama's inauguration in January. Gutierrez claimed the e-mails were a prank.
Gutierrez has been in custody since surrendering Jan. 29.


Updated : 2021-08-02 15:19 GMT+08:00