Charges Dismissed Against Man Accused of Threatening Pres. Obama
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 13, 2013 @ 6:25PM
Created on November 13, 2013 @ 1:52PM
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed charges against a West Virginia man accused of sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama.
Media outlets report that a U.S. Secret Service forensic handwriting analysis showed that 20-year-old Ryan Kirker of McMechen didn't write the letter.
According to court records, the letter sent to the White House in April was filled with profanity and racial slurs.
A federal grand jury charged Kirker in June with threatening the president.
U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Preston Bailey granted a motion by prosecutors on Friday to dismiss the indictment.
The charge was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be refiled.
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