No bail for suspect in Obama death threat

DALLAS, June 24 (UPI) -- A Dallas man arrested for allegedly posting a death threat against President Obama on the Internet was denied bail at a detention hearing, court records show.

Brian Dean Miller, 43, was arrested March 25 after admitting to Secret Service agents he posted the threat on Craigslist on March 21, the day Congress passed the healthcare bill, The Dallas Morning News reported.


"It is time for Obama to die," the posting said. "I am dedicating my life to the death of Obama and every employee of the federal government."

Authorities traced Miller through the e-mail address used for the Internet posting.

At a detention hearing Wednesday, a prosecutor argued Miller's posting shows he is too dangerous to be freed on bail.

"I don't think he has any respect for a federal judge, federal office or any federal employees," Lisa Miller said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan denied bail, saying Miller was a "danger to other persons and the community."

If convicted, Miller faces as long as five years in prison and as much as a $250,000 fine, the Morning News reported.

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