Miss. man sentenced for Obama threat

By Holbrook Mohr/The Associated Pres

JACKSON — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama and to blow up a hospital that refused surgery for his wife.

David Williams of Attala County was arrested in July after University of Mississippi Medical Center officials reported the threat. He pleaded guilty Aug. 31.

Krisi Allen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office, said Williams was also sentenced three years supervised release and alcohol and anger management classes. He will get credit for about five months he’s been held in jail.

The Secret Service has said Williams called the hospital to schedule surgery for his wife. Williams was told the hospital wouldn’t do the surgery, and he threatened to blow up it up and kill Obama, using a racial epithet.