Dallas man gets two years in Obama threat

  • Mon Nov 1st, 2010 5:58pm
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By Jason Trahan The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — A federal judge sentenced a 43-year-old Dallas man to more than two years in federal prison after he admitted posting a threat online to kill President Barack Obama in March.

Brian Dean Miller was arrested March 25 after federal authorities in Arlington, Texas, were tipped off about remarks posted on Craigslist.org the night the national health care bill became law.

“People, the time has come for revolution,” the post read. “It is time for Obama to die. I am dedicating my life to the death of Obama and every employee of the federal government. As I promised in a previous post, if the health care reform bill passed I would become a terrorist. Today I become a terrorist.”

Agents tracked the post to Miller, whose mother told agents that her son “is frequently depressed, prone to verbal outbursts and may be suicidal,” according to a criminal complaint.

Miller admitted making the threats and pleaded guilty July 20 in Dallas federal court. He faced up to five years in prison.