No Prison for California Man Convicted of Obama Threat
Walter Bagdasarian was sentenced Monday to 24 days of prison time already served, 60 days in a halfway house, two years of supervised release and a $500 fine.
The 48-year-old La Mesa man was convicted of posting threatening messages on a Yahoo Finance message board last October.
One used a racial slur and said Obama should be shot. Another read: "He will have a 50 cal in the head soon." Authorities say they found a .50-caliber rifle in his home.
Bagdasarian's lawyer argued that his client was drunk at the time and never meant to carry out the threats.