Davenport man gets two years in prison for writing threatening letter to Obama

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 15, 2012 6:30 AM

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A Davenport man was sentenced to two years in prison for sending a letter threatening to kill the President Obama.

According to an Iowa Department of Justice press release, Tommy Krueger, 24, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years' supervised release by U.S. District Judge John Jarvey.

On Dec. 17, 2010, the U.S. Marshal Service in Montgomery, Ala., received a letter from Krueger, who was then an inmate at the Iowa Medical & Classification Center in Oakdale. The letter threatened to kill Obama because "he is a … Muslim," according to the release.

Krueger was interviewed and admitted to writing the letter while he was being treated at the medical facility in the Iowa Department of Corrections, the release said.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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