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Tennessee man arrested for making threat against Obama

July 27th, 2013 8:12 am by Associated Press

Tennessee man arrested for making threat against Obama

MEMPHIS — A Memphis man has been charged with threatening the life of President Barack Obama.

The U.S. attorney's office said Friday night that 39-year-old Darrin Young, who is also known as Darrin Fleming, was charged in a criminal complaint. Investigators listening to phone conversations between Young and a Shelby County jail inmate heard a conversation earlier this month in which Young discussed plans to "burn," ''kill" and "murk" Obama. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office said "murk" is street slang for murder.

Young was arrested Friday and is in custody awaiting an initial appearance. It could not be immediately determined whether he was represented by a lawyer.


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