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SC man pleaded guilty to threatening president

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A North man faces up to five years in prison after admitting he threatened to kill President Barack Obama.

Federal prosecutors said 32-year-old Stanley Chester Weber pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of threatening the president.

Authorities say Weber called a federal government help line in September said he was going to shoot and kill the president, asking the operator what she was going to do about it. The same person called back five minutes later and repeated the threat.

Investigators traced the call to Weber's home in North. Secret Service agents say Weber told them making the calls were stupid and he was sorry. Authorities say Weber was drinking at the time.

Weber will be sentenced at a later date.

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