Virginia Man Charged With Threating to Assassinate Obama
Christopher Hecker of Waynesboro, VA allegedly made death threats against President Obama and threatened to bomb the White House and other locations. Hecker sent emails to media outlets complaining that Obama is destroying America.
“Sooner or later I will grab someone, maybe in the woods, on the trail, and beat the life out of them,” the email said.
The writer also said Obama “is the one that is destroying patriotism in the U.S.A.”
On April 25 a Secret Service agent began exchanging emails with Hecker, who allegedly continued to send out more written threats.
After it was determined last week that Hecker had signed on to a computer at the Waynesboro Public Library, Secret Service agents arrested him on the side of a street.
Hecker refused to be sworn in during an appearance Friday in federal court in Charlottesville. He told a magistrate judge he didn’t want an attorney, wanted to be sentenced immediately and is seeking the death penalty.