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Claremore teen charged with threatening President Obama

BY DAVID HARPER, Tulsa World Published: February 5, 2014

An indictment issued this week by a Tulsa federal grand jury charges a Claremore teenager with threatening the life of President Barack Obama.

Hunter Lee Hines, 18, is charged with making the threat in a letter mailed in mid-December from the Rogers County Jail, where he is awaiting trial on several state court charges, including first-degree rape of a child younger than 14.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Cyran said Wednesday that the letter was intended to be sent to the White House but was intercepted at the Rogers County Jail. The indictment alleges that the letter contained "a threat to take the life of and inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States of America."

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