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Ala man gets prison for tweeting Obama threat

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 23:39

Huntsville (US): A judge has sentenced an Alabama man to a year in federal prison for tweeting a threat against President Barack Obama.

US District Judge Lynwood Smith imposed the sentence on Jarvis M Britton during a hearing on Thursday in Huntsville.

Britton must spend three years on probation after finishing the prison term.

The 26-year-old Birmingham man pleaded guilty in March to threatening the President`s life.
Prosecutors say Britton sent a tweet in September that said, "Let`s kill the President. F.E.A.R."

Several people have been linked to a national militia group that prosecutors say was called F.E.A.R. It stands for Forever Enduring Always Ready.

First Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 23:39
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