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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

25-Year-Old Fairview Park Man Indicted by Feds for Tweeting Threat About Donald Trump

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM

click to enlarge EMANUEL WALLACE
  • Emanuel Wallace

Today's very sobering reminder that there are certain lines not to be crossed should you wish to vent about Donald Trump...

25-year-old Zachary Benson of Fairview Park was officially indicted by the Feds yesterday in connection with two tweets he sent on the night of the election. Those tweets:

"Diplomacy. F—-ing fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas."

"My life goal is to assassinate Trump. Don't care if I serve infinite sentences. That man deserves to decease existing."

Those were sent on the evening of the election as Benson watched results come in and realized, with the rest of the country, that Donald Trump was going to be the next President of the United States.

He woke up the next morning and deleted the tweets, but the damage had already been done. He was visited by the Secret Service the very next day and admitted to sending the tweets, though the complaint does indicate he was apologetic, according to Cleveland.com. Benson was arrested and charged in November. Yesterday U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Carole S. Rendon announced a grand jury had returned an indictment for one count of making threats against PEOTUS.

Benson is currently free on bond.

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