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Man Accused of Threat on President Could Change Plea

By: AP
By: AP
President Obama speaks at a press conference Wednesday, April 4 at the Denver Police Academy.

President Obama speaks at a press conference Wednesday, April 4 at the Denver Police Academy.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a former Colorado Mesa University student accused of threatening President Barack Obama last fall.

Twenty-year-old Mitchell Kusick was accused of telling his therapist he wanted to kill President Barack Obama and shoot schoolchildren. The Daily Sentinel reports that Kusick is expected to withdraw his not guilty plea on Aug. 7 in Denver.

Kusick remains in federal custody. He was arrested last November after the Westminster Police Department forwarded statements allegedly made by him to the U.S. Secret Service.

Kusick was enrolled as an online student at CMU and told agents he'd trained to shoot an assault rifle while practicing at a rifle range in Grand Junction.


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