The man accused of tweeting threats against President Obama will change his plea later this month.
Federal authorities say 25-year-old Jarvis Britton made threats against the President's life when he tweeted threatening messages in June and September 2012. According to court documents, those tweets include:
"Free speech? Really? Let's test this! Let's kill the president!" – June 28
"I'm going to finish this, if they get me, they get me! #ohwell. I think we could get the president with cyanide. #MakeItSlow." – June 28
"Let's kill the president. F.E.A.R." – September 14
Prosecutors say Secret Service agents warned Britton about his actions, but the threatening tweets continued. He was arrested and charged in September 2012.
Britton originally entered a not guilty plea, but federal court documents filed on Wednesday, Feb. 6 show that a change of plea and competency hearing is scheduled for Feb. 21. The hearing will be held in the Hugo L. Black courthouse in Birmingham.
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