Man mulling Fla. plea in Obama, Bush threat case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A man arrested in Miami with a collection of
weapons on charges of threatening President-elect Barack Obama and
President George W. Bush is negotiating a possible plea deal.

The lawyer for 23-year-old Raymond Geisel says he is talking
with federal prosecutors about a plea based on past mental
problems.

A federal judge scheduled a hearing Wednesday on the
case.

Geisel told investigators he was treated for psychiatric
issues.

Geisel, originally from Maine, was arrested in August on charges
of threatening to assassinate Obama and Bush.

Authorities found he possessed a handgun, knives, machete, ammunition, body armor and other military-style gear.

There's no evidence Geisel took any steps to carry out an attack and Geisel has pleaded not guilty.


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