Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | SUBMIT News | Home RSS
 
 
 

Charges dismissed in W.Va. Obama threat case

November 13, 2013
Associated Press

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed charges against a West Virginia man accused of sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama.

Media outlets report that a U.S. Secret Service forensic handwriting analysis showed that 20-year-old Ryan Kirker of McMechen didn't write the letter.

According to court records, the letter sent to the White House in April was filled with profanity and racial slurs.

A federal grand jury charged Kirker in June with threatening the president.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Preston Bailey granted a motion by prosecutors on Friday to dismiss the indictment.

The charge was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be refiled.

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web