Palm Springs Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Congressman Jim McDermott
Charles Turner Habermann, a 32-year-old man from Palm Springs, is being charged with one count of threatening a federal official because of voicemails he left for Washington Congressman Jim McDermott (pictured).
Federal prosecutors said Habermann left threatening voicemails Dec. 9 at McDermott’s office regarding the then-pending tax cut extension and unemployment benefits bill.
In two voicemails, Habermann identified himself and gave his phone number, then left vulgarity-laced messages about liberal politics and tax cuts.
According to the transcript of one call, Habermann said, “He thinks he can steal money from people and give it away to losers and get away with it.” It continues, “I’ll (expletive) hunt that guy down and I’ll (expletive) get rid of him.”
In the other call, Habermann allegedly said, “If he ever (expletive) around with my money, ever the (expletive) again, I’ll (expletive) kill him, OK.”
Habermann, who left voicemails for another U.S. representative and a Democratic member of the California Assembly, told the FBI he was drinking when he left the McDermott voicemails.Click here for reuse options!
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