A West Virginia man has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and his family.
Ryan Kirker, 20, of McMechen, W.Va., in April mailed a letter filled with racial slurs to the White House and threatened to kill the president, his daughters and his wife, according a federal grand jury in Elkins.
The letter closed with, "KKK forever."
The Secret Service had arrested Mr. Kirker in May after agents compared the letter to another they believe he wrote in March to someone named "John" in which he asks John to meet him so the two can drive to Washington to kill the president. In the March letter, the Secret Service said, the author also mentions a specific gun and his ability to obtain armor-piercing ammunition.
He also indicates that federal authorities had visited his home in 2012 to investigate a third letter, sent to the White House that April, in which the author asked the president to visit McMechen so that the writer can "have 'a shot' at him," according to the Secret Service.
Based on the spelling, style and racial slurs in each letter, agents believe Mr. Kirker wrote them all.
Torsten Ove: firstname.lastname@example.org First Published June 19, 2013 12:15 AM