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Convicted Murderer Arrested for Threatening to Behead Obama, Slash First Lady’s Throat

The Secret Service is not known for throwing people in jail over just words.

In fact, pointing a gun at a camera with the caption “Hey Obama, Smile MotherF*cker,” and putting the image on the internet only earned one so-called ‘Patriot’ a warning visit from the Secret Service recently.

Even when mom and gun nut Kathy Perkins posted an image of Obama with the caption “Where’s an assassin when you need one?”  earlier this year, the threat on the commander-in-chief went largely unheeded by the top security force.

One man, though, managed to get the Secret Service’s attention with a single, albeit very racist e-mail.

In an e-mail sent on October 16, Christopher Perkins O’Brien, 42, first called the President ‘stupid.’

That, in and of himself, would have likely been ignored, but O’Brien was on a roll and proceeded to explain just how he planned to kill Obama and the First Lady.

“You stupid n——, between ISIS, homegrown terrorists/beheaders here in the USA, and now your inaction on EBOLA, do you want us all to f—— die?!?! I cannot wait to take out your worthless n—— ass, hope to reach out to slash Michele’s throat… You?? I will make a point to behead you, then throw your head into the nearest body of water, as I drive off into Maryland,” the e-mail reportedly read.

The would-be assassin even put his real phone number in the note, making it all to easy to trace it to his Maryland home, where the Secret Service quickly realized O’Brien had killed before.

In 2007, he strangled his roommate who he had met in rehab. Somehow, most of his sentence for  that manslaughter was suspended.

This time around, though, O’Brien may not be as lucky. The  judge has ordered him detained for his death threats against the President and First Lady.

The White House has not commented on the case, nor has the US Attorney’s office specified what exact charges they plan to file as a result of the e-mailed death threat.

Photo Credit: AATP (Patriot anti-Obama meme)

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Tamar is a New York based freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in over 15 publications. You can catch her work regularly on Issue Hawk, Latest, Jspace, and MediaGlobal.