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Posted at 2:21 PM ET, 01/11/2011

Md. inmate accused of threatening president

By Maria Glod

A Maryland inmate serving time for robbery was charged with threatening President Barack Obama and a federal judge in letters, federal authorities said.

Willie Ray Bryant, 40, was indicted in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt Monday on charges of threats against the president and mailiing threatening communications.

According to a two-page indictment, on Oct. 12 Bryant mailed a letter that included a threat to harm President Obama. "I just hope Allah grants me the opportunity to be the one who chops off your head," he wrote. "If I ever ever get out I promise you I'm coming after you."

In September, according to the indictment, Bryant mailed a letter to U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles that included a threat to use a mailed explosive device to injure him.

Authorities said Bryant is serving a 40-year sentence for a conviction in a string of robberies that occurred in the Eastern Shore.

By Maria Glod  | January 11, 2011; 2:21 PM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maria Glod, Maryland  
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Comments

Calling Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.).... Calling Rep. Brady....

There's already a law making it a crime to threaten or incite violence against a federal official.

No need to introduce a bill making this a crime.

Posted by: hungrypirana | January 11, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

This is a cry for help!

Posted by: Special_One40 | January 11, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I cant believe with all the unemployment problems we have in this country, we can afford to waste tax dollars trying to convict some fool thats locked up for forty years. LETS GET REAL

Posted by: Frank60 | January 12, 2011 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Geez what an idiot. The President had nothing to do with you being a criminal and a moron.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | January 12, 2011 7:36 AM | Report abuse

I cant believe with all the unemployment problems we have in this country, we can afford to waste tax dollars trying to convict some fool thats locked up for forty years. LETS GET REAL

Posted by: Frank60 | January 12, 2011 7:11 AM | Report abuse

I could not agree with you more.

Posted by: bobby31 | January 12, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Obviously someone isn't being reformed during his stay in the prison system.
Now watch some nitwit parole board let the guy out early for good behavior...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | January 12, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

A really great way to bring "ALL KINDS OF HELL" down on yourself!!

Posted by: Raidersfan2 | January 12, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Bryant, actually, Allah wants you to strap bombs to yourself and blow yourself up while attempting this assassination. Now go practice with this on a few of your fellow inmates.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 12, 2011 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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