North Carolina man sentenced to prison for threatening to kill Jews in Charlotte

A North Carolina man was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in prison Wednesday for threatening to kill Jews in Charlotte days after the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack in Israel, prosecutors said. FBI agents arrested 64-year-old Jeffrey Hobgood in October, accusing him of emailing threats to the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, The Charlotte Observer previously reported.

“Israeli jews of david star, I am going to take every one of you out,” Hobgood wrote in an Oct. 11 email, according to court records. On Oct. 13, after law enforcement officers contacted him, Hobgood sent a second email to the same address saying, in part, “Guess what happens to traitors? … Public execution … we are at war … If you think you … are going to win, then you are delusional.”

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