A 31-year-old western New York man is behind bars for posting threats against President Barack Obama and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Brandon Correa was sentenced to more than a year in prison on Monday. The Rochester man pleaded guilty on Oct. 27 to making a threat against the president of the United States.
Prosecutors say Correa posted a social media message in June 2014 telling the president: “I’m coming to watch you die.” He was interrogated shortly after posting the threats and told the Secret Service agent that the president was “evil” and had to die.
Correa was released following that first threat. Prosecutors say he later posted another message on his social media accounts in August 2014 telling the president, “Get ready to die.” At that point the authorities decided to prosecute him.