Presidential assassination plot case: Mitchell Kusick and federal prosecutors strike plea deal

Kusick allegedly plotted to kill the president

DENVER - A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to accept a change of plea in the case of a man charged with plotting to kill President Barack Obama.

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. Both Westminster's arrest document and the federal document said Kusick expressed a desire to go down in "infamy."

According to court records, Kusick's attorneys notified the court Wednesday that "the defendant and the Government have reached a disposition in this case."

They requested a hearing be set to handle the change of plea and an immediate sentencing.

The hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m. on Aug. 15.

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