Dallas man accused of making death threat against Obama must remain in custodyBy AP
Thursday, June 24, 2010
No bail for Dallas man accused of Obama threat
DALLAS — A Dallas man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama has been denied bail.
U.S. Magistrate Jeff Kaplan ruled Wednesday that 43-year-old Brian Dean Miller must remain in custody because he is a danger to the community.
Miller is charged with one count of making threats against the president.
A posting titled “Obama must die” appeared on a Craigslist site on March 21, the night Congress passed a health care overhaul bill. The posting said Miller was following through on a vow to become a terrorist if the federal health care bill was approved.
Miller was tracked down via his e-mail address. He was living with his mother.
His trial is expected in July. If convicted, Miller could be imprisoned for up to five years and fined up to $250,000.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, www.dallasnews.com
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