Florida Student Pleads Guilty to Threat on Obama’s Life
A college student pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to threatening in a Facebook post to kill President Barack Obama by putting “a bullet through his head.”
Joaquin Amador Serrapio, 20, had pleaded not guilty after his arrest by Secret Service agents in February. He changed his plea after accepting what his lawyer Alan Ross said was an offer from prosecutors.
“He was really stupid, really stupid,” said Ross. He said that Serrapio never intended to make good on his threats, which were posted on Facebook under the assumed name “Jay Valor.”
Ross said the threats had been made “to rile up Obama supporters.”