Man Sentenced for Plot to Kill Obama

Skinhead gets 10 years; hoped to murder dozens of minorities
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2010 10:38 AM CDT
Man Sentenced for Plot to Kill Obama
This 2008 image provided by the Crockett County Sheriff Office shows Paul Michael Schlesselman.   (AP Photo/Crockett County Sheriff Office)

A white supremacist was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for his plot to kill dozens of black people, including then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, CNN reports. Paul Schlesselman of Arkansas was arrested after threatening Obama. He later admitted he’d spent more than a month planning and acquiring weapons for a string of killings, burglaries, and robberies that would have culminated in Obama’s death. (More Paul Schlesselman stories.)

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