May 12, 2010 7:37 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 47-year-old New Orleans man has been
sentenced for making death threats against President Obama.
U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey on Tuesday sentenced John
Turnpaugh to three years in prison for that charge and another five
years for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute it and
possession of four firearms to aid his drug trafficking.
According to court records, Turnpaugh admitted calling a New
Orleans Police Department 911 operator on December 30th and saying
he was going to kill the President and his wife. A subsequent
investigation by the police and U.S. Secret Service determined that
the caller was Turnpaugh.
He pleaded guilty to the charges February 2nd.