Jabari Dean, the 21 year-old engineering student who threatened to kill 16 whites at the University of Chicago, was released to his mother Tuesday.
Jabari Dean (c.) leaves the U.S. Dirksen Federal Courthouse Tuesday with his lawyer (l.). (DNA Info)
The black student was released today after threatening to murder 16 white kids.
DNA Info reported:
A college student who threatened to kill 16 white students or staff members at the University of Chicago — leading the school to cancel classes Monday — was ordered released from federal custody Tuesday.
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Jabari Dean, a 21-year-old electrical engineering student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, left the federal courthouse Tuesday afternoon with his mom and lawyer. He was charged Monday with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Dean posted threats from his mother’s phone on the website Worldstarhiphop.com on Saturday and then later deleted it, but not before a tipster sent the comments to federal agents in New York, according to the FBI.
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“I will be armed with a M-4 Carbine and 2 Desert Eagles all fully loaded,” the online post states, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. “I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time Mcdonald was killed. I then will die killing any number of white policemen that I can in the process. This is not a joke. I am to do my part to rid the world of the white devils.”
Jabari posted this threat on the World Star Hiphop website:
Dean wrote that he would die in a shootout with police.