AP: Man Sentenced for Threatening Cantor

Posted April 7, 2011 at 8:16pm

A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Thursday in connection with threats he made against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Associated Press reported.

Norman LeBoon, 38, admitted to threatening the Virginia Republican in a video posted to YouTube last year. He pleaded guilty in November to knowingly and willfully threatening to assault and kill a U.S. official and with posting such a threat on the Internet. Both charges are felonies.

LeBoon’s prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release. He will be required to get mental health treatment and to have no contact with Cantor or his family.

LeBoon posted a video in March 2010 in which he said, “My Congressman Eric Cantor, and you and your cupcake evil wife. … Remember Eric … our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur, has been given. You are a liar, you’re a Lucifer, you’re a pig, a greedy f—ing pig, you’re an abomination, you receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”

Prosecutors said LeBoon has multiple personalities, but he had been declared competent.