Man admits Obama assassination poem

A Kentucky man admitted writing and posting on a white supremacist website a poem threatening the assassination of US president Barack Obama.

Johnny Spencer, 28, of Louisville entered an open plea – admitting guilt without a deal with prosecutors – in US District Court in Louisville.

He will be sentenced on November 2. The charge carries a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 (€200,000) fine and three years of supervised release.

US Secret Service Special Agent Stephan Pazenzia said that Spencer wrote and posted the poem, The Sniper on a web page.

The poem describes a gunman shooting and killing a “tyrant” later identified as the president.

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