Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:06:01 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a man in custody while conducting "official duties," spokesman Dave Couvertier told NBC News. In a WESH interview, a friend identified the deceased as Ibragim Todashev, 27.More >>
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Animal protection groups are urging Alabama's governor to sign legislation toughening the penalties for animal cruelty. The Legislature passed a bill on the last night of its sessionMore >>
Animal protection groups are urging Alabama's governor to sign legislation toughening the penalties for animal cruelty.More >>
But when it came down to the portion of the hearing in which Britton was asked if he agreed with the facts the government was accusing him of, he told the judge he did not agree.
Jarvis claimed that when he tweeted "Let's kill the president. FEAR," it was not referring to President Obama, but rather Syria's president Barack Assad. He claimed FEAR stood for "Free Everyone Assad Regime."
On Feb. 21, the judge denied Britton the chance to change his plea at that time. The judge also ruled that Britton was competant to stand trial, and scheduled the March 18 trial date.
On Monday, March 18, Britton admitted in court he was referring to president Obama in his tweets.
"Any threat made on the life of the president of the United States is a serious matter that will be prosecuted," Acting U.S. Attorney John England said.
Britton's sentencing date has been set for June 20 at 1:30 p.m.