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Man charged with tweeting threats to change his plea

Screen shot of Jarvis Britton's profile on Facebook. Screen shot of Jarvis Britton's profile on Facebook.
Court documents allege Britton tweeted, "I'm going to finish this, if they get me, they get me! #ohwell. I think we could get the president with cyanide." Court documents allege Britton tweeted, "I'm going to finish this, if they get me, they get me! #ohwell. I think we could get the president with cyanide."
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The man accused of tweeting threats against President Obama will change his plea later this month.

Federal authorities say 25-year-old Jarvis Britton made threats against the President's life when he tweeted threatening messages in June and September 2012. According to court documents, those tweets include:

"Free speech? Really? Let's test this! Let's kill the president!" – June 28

"I'm going to finish this, if they get me, they get me! #ohwell. I think we could get the president with cyanide. #MakeItSlow." – June 28

"Let's kill the president. F.E.A.R." – September 14

Prosecutors say Secret Service agents warned Britton about his actions, but the threatening tweets continued. He was arrested and charged in September 2012.

Britton originally entered a not guilty plea, but federal court documents filed on Wednesday, Feb. 6 show that a change of plea and competency hearing is scheduled for Feb. 21. The hearing will be held in the Hugo L. Black courthouse in Birmingham.

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