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Feds Take Next Step in Obama Assassination Plot

In one of the uglier moments of the 2008 campaign, these two men were arrested last week on a criminal complaint charging them with trying to kill Sen. Obama. Yesterday, the feds took the next step and had them indicted by a grand jury.

By Lawrence Buser
Memphis Commercial Appeal
MEMPHIS — Two men arrested last week for plotting a racially motivated multi-state killing spree, including the assassination of President-elect Barack Obama, were indicted today by a federal grand jury in Jackson.
Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of West Helena, Ark., were named in a seven-count indictment alleging threats to a major presidential candidate, possession of illegal weapons and conspiracy to rob a federally licensed firearms dealer.
Acting U.S. Atty. Larry Laurenzi said the investigation is ongoing.
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