Law & Order
2:46 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Charges dismissed in W.Va. Obama threat case


A federal judge has dismissed charges against a West Virginia man accused of sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama.
     A U.S. Secret Service forensic handwriting analysis showed that 20-year-old Ryan Kirker of McMechen didn't write the letter.
     According to court records, the letter sent to the White House in April was filled with profanity and racial slurs.
     A federal grand jury charged Kirker in June with threatening the president.
     U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Preston Bailey granted a motion by prosecutors on Friday to dismiss the indictment.
     The charge was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be refiled.