The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

October 16, 2012

Ala. man pleads not guilty to threatening Obama

— BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham man accused of using Twitter to threaten President Barack Obama has pleaded not guilty in federal court.

Birmingham television station WVTM reports ( reports that Jarvis Britton was arraigned Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Harwell G. Davis III.

Britton was arrested last month after a series of Twitter messages expressing a desire to kill the president. He is accused of sending by Twitter a message that included the phrase She said on Sept. 14 he sent on Twitter the message, "Let's kill the president."


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