Palm Springs woman charged with threatening President Obama
She is accused of threatening the President via Twitter and Facebook
A California woman has been indicted on a charge she posted threatening statements about President Barack Obama and his family on her Twitter feed and Facebook page while she was visiting New Orleans.
Friday's one-count indictment charges 32-year-old Felisha Monet Mitchell of Palm Springs with threatening the president, a charge punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Click the box on the left to view a one of the threatening tweets.
Others (not pictured) include:
"@BarackObama my grass roots don't speak, we will kill you."
"I will be happy when I'm president and Obama is dead this year"
"Whoever kills him is getting a monetary award not jail time cause America surrenders duh. That's the risk"
Federal prosecutors say Mitchell used her cellphone to post the alleged threats in January.
Mitchell was arrested earlier this month and ordered held in custody.
Her Twitter handle, @MonetChic, is still active, and every tweet in question can still be accessed by the public.
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