Making death threats against President of the United States Donald J. Trump has proven an unwise move for one Utah man, who faces 100 years in prison for making such threats.
According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Travis Luke Dominguez, 33, allegedly threatened President Trump and others. Dominguez, who is also known to tie up emergency communication lines with false calls, was indicted by a federal jury on Wednesday on 11 counts, “including making threats to kill the president during his visit to Utah last month, threatening to kill police officers if they tried to stop him from harming Trump, and using the internet to convey false information in connection with threats to individuals or businesses in Salt Lake County,” according to the Tribune.
As each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, Dominguez faces over 100 years in prison if he is convicted on all counts.
Authorities became focused on Dominguez after they linked his email address a public WiFi point used to send threats against the president and law enforcement personnel.
“I woke up and decided going to kill the president Donald Trump today. Please forgive me and then I will die by suicide by cop,” Dominguez is quoted as saying in the indictment. “I’m going to kill the sexist racist homophobic President Trump today. Nothing you can do to save President Trump nor stop me pigs.”
The Tribune reports:
“On Dec. 4, when Trump visited Salt Lake City to announce his decision to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National monuments, Dominguez reportedly told law enforcement he planned to kill Trump and any police that tried to stop him.
“He is later accused of telling authorities, ‘I’m going to kill the sexist racist homophobic President Trump today. Nothing you can do to save President Trump nor stop me pigs.’
“Dominguez’s alleged threats — utilizing FBI and Unified Police Department tip lines — began coming into police on Nov. 13. and ended Dec. 31, when South Jordan police arrested him near the South Jordan Megaplex Theater, which Dominguez had reportedly threatened to bomb.
“Court documents outline seven instances where Dominguez reportedly sent anonymous tips to either to be carried out by him or someone else — to explode or shoot up local businesses, including a movie theater in South Jordan, a sporting goods store in Midvale and a bank in Sandy.”
Following his arrest, Dominguez reportedly confessed to making the death threats, according to a probable cause statement.
Dominguez is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court with Magistrate Judge Paul Warner on Thursday.
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