An assassination plot on President Barack Obama by a man named James McVay has earned him a death sentence.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, it’s not like an Obama assassination plot is unusual. In 2013, a militia threatened the President, claiming Obama is a “dictator” and that the “authority to kill Obama comes from the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.” And two years ago a White House shooter was charged with an Obama assassination attempt. There were even some conspiracy theories that Obama’s fake interpreter was a pre-programmed assassin who messed up.
Now James McVay pleaded guilty to the 2011 murder of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein:
“McVay walked away from a minimum security unit at the state penitentiary on July 1, 2011. He shoplifted then drank alcohol and cough syrup, then spent the night under a bridge in Sertoma Park. He awoke, asked Satan for guidance, then saw and slid under Schein’s partially-opened garage door. He stabbed her eight times then stole her car. “
The reason he stole the car in the first place was in order to enact his assassination plot on President Obama. McVay says he was planning on driving to Washington D.C. where he would somehow carry out his threat.
Under South Dakota law, McVay qualified for the death penalty because he committed the murder in order to obtain something of value, which classified the crime as “wantonly vile or inhuman.” But McVay’s defense argued that he suffered from a mental illness. After a two week trial the jury unanimously decided to give a verdict of guilty and handed down the death sentence. If the decision had not bee unanimous the sentence would have been reduced to life in prison without parole.
Do you think James McVay deserves the death penalty for his President Obama assassination plot?