Mitchell Kusick scheduled for federal court detention hearing on charge he plotted to kill Obama

DENVER - The man accused of plotting to kill children at a Halloween event and President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in federal court Monday.

Mitchell Kusick, 20, wanted to "go down in history as the 'guy who killed (President) Obama,'" according to a federal criminal complaint.

The case came to the attention of the Secret Service through the Westminster Police Department. Westminster's arrest document, and the federal document, said Kusick expressed a desire to go down in "infamy."

Kusick last appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver on Nov. 13, where a judge advised him that he faces a charge of threatening to kill or injure the president. He is being held without bond, pending Monday's scheduled detention hearing, said Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver.

A conviction on the charge carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison.

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