Man who planned black killing spree gets 14 years
JACKSON, Tennessee (AP) — A 22-year-old man who plotted a 2008 killing spree that included the intended assassination of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Daniel Cowart was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in March to eight federal charges related to a plot to kill 88 African-Americans and behead 14 others before trying to take out Obama. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist movement.
Cowart apologized to the African-American community, Obama and his family.
Another man charged in the plot, Paul Schlesselman, is serving a 10-year prison term.
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