Wannabe Obama Assassin Wanted to Go Down in ‘Infamy’
A Colorado man charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama said he wanted to assassinate the chief executive so he could go down in “infamy,” according to court records.
Mitchell Kusick faces up to five years in prison for the alleged presidential threats, which were detailed by Secret Service Agent Melissa Blake in an affidavit unsealed Tuesday (.pdf) in Denver U.S. District Court.
The charges against the 20-year-old stem from his revelations two weeks ago to a therapist, who admitted him to a hospital and notified authorities after he made statements about using a shotgun and “spraying people” — a reference to an alleged plan to murder kids at a local high school — and expressed interest in learning how to build bombs via the internet.
Kusick, who is being held without bond, said he had been trying to keep track of President Obama’s visits to the Denver area, according to the agent, and wanted to go down in history as the “guy who killed Obama.” The agent said Kusick mentioned he had trained to shoot an assault rifle at a firing range in Grand Junction.