Columbus Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening The President

Federal prosecutors gain guilty plea from Columbus man accused of threatening the president(Photo: Dept. of Justice)
Federal prosecutors gain guilty plea from Columbus man accused of threatening the president(Photo: Dept. of Justice)

A Columbus man accused of posting Twitter threats against president Barack Obama today entered a plea in federal court in Columbus.

36 year old Daniel Temple of Columbus pleaded guilty to one count threatening the president. The secret service brought the case after it discovered tweets from two different computer addresses in Central Ohio that indicated the sender intended to kill the president.

Testimony in an earlier court hearing indicated Temple experienced hallucinations and he was ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment.

Temple now faces a sentence ranging from probation to five years in federal prison. He free on recognizance bond while the court conducts a pre-sentence investigation. Court spokesman Fred Alverson says that could take between 30 and 60 days.

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