"Oh, no. I'm gonna eat 'em" - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

"Oh, no. I'm gonna eat 'em"

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

RUSK, TX (KLTV)- There are strange details surrounding an East Texas man who pleaded guilty to making threats against the President of the United States of America.

While in court, federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Robert Lee Berkley told them he had plans to eat the President and the First Lady.

When asked if Berkley wanted to retract that statement, prosecutors say Berkley said "Oh, no. I'm gonna eat 'em".

In a taped audio recording from Berkley's plea hearing, Berkley said he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and paranoid schizophrenia. Berkley also said he only made it to the sixth grade because he was kicked out due to disciplinary reasons.

Berkley said he can read, but compared his writing to that of a five-year-old.

Berkley pleaded guilty on Feb. 23, 2011, to making threats against the President before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

According to information presented in court, on June 16, 2010, Berkley, who was incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Hodge Unit, located in Rusk, Texas, wrote a letter claiming that upon his release from TDCJ, he planned to travel to Washington, D.C., in order to kill President Barack Obama and the first family.  Berkley confirmed his plan during at least two separate interviews with law enforcement officers.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 14, 2010.

Berkley faces up to five years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

A sentencing date has not been set.

Copyright 2011 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:17:51 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:43:27 GMT
    No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

    More >>

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

    More >>
  • Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local TV news interview

    Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local tv news interview

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:08:19 GMT
    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV FacebookOne Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV Facebook
    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV FacebookOne Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV Facebook

    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

    More >>

    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

    More >>
  • Suspect arrested in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    Suspect arrested in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:40:30 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:43:14 GMT
    Williams, 22, is charged with first degree murder, grand theft motor of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)Williams, 22, is charged with first degree murder, grand theft motor of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)

    Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was shot dead on June 18 outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, FL.

    More >>

    Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was shot dead on June 18 outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, FL.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly