Man Admits Using Facebook To Send Death Threats

Published August 13, 2009

A Black man from Mississippi admits posing as a White supremacist to send a death threat across state lines by Facebook.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 20-year-old Dyron L. Hart of Poplarville pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to making a threat in November 2008.

Hart admitted creating a name and using a White supremacist's photo to pose as a White man who planned to kill Blacks because Barack Obama had been elected president.

He originally was charged with threatening three Black students at Nicholls State — where he had attended one semester — but pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count.

He sent the threats from a computer in Poplarville.

The maximum sentence is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine; sentencing is Nov. 18.

 

Written by Associated Press

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