Melbourne man charged in Facebook threat against Barack Obama

Published On: Dec 17 2012 09:54:46 AM EST

A federal grand jury has brought charges against a Melbourne man accused of making threats against President Barack Obama on Facebook.

The indictment says Christopher Castillo “knowingly and willfully” made a threat to kill or harm the president “by writing a post on Facebook stating, ‘That’s the last straw, if he gets re-elected I’m going to hunt him down and kill him (and) watch the life disappear from his eyes.’ ”

Castillo was arrested in November and has since been released from custody pending a trial.

Castillo made further threats to the president in an interview with investigators, calling the president a terrorist.

The investigation came after a “concerned citizen” reported the alleged Facebook activity to officials, court documents say.


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