AP: Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Cantor
A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to threats he made against House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, the Associated Press reported.
Norman LeBoon, 38, admitted to threatening the Virginia Republican in a video posted to YouTube. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3, and he faces up to 15 years in prison.
LeBoon was charged in Philadelphia in March with knowingly and willfully threatening to assault and kill a U.S. official and with posting such a threat on the Internet. Both charges are felonies.
LeBoon posted a video in March on YouTube that threatened, “My Congressman Eric Cantor, and you and your cupcake evil wife. … Remember Eric … our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur, has been given. You are a liar, you’re a Lucifer, you’re a pig, a greedy f—ing pig, you’re an abomination, you receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”
Prosecutors said LeBoon suffers from multiple personalities, but he has been declared competent.
Daniel Newhauser contributed to this report.