December 30, 2013 5:00 am -

article-2530499-1A530D5100000578-490_634x474Mario Garnett, a 40-year-old veteran, was shot dead by police following an 1800-mile spree of robbery and violnece that took the life of a cop:

Federal law officers and the Secret Service have confirmed that Mario Edward Garnett, 40, was indicted in August 2010 after allegedly posting a message on the White House website that promised to ‘blow out the brains’ of the president on national television if her was to ever ‘order a strike on Iran.’

Garnett also allegedly threatened the life of Benhamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and in another message linked to him, posted, ‘I’m going to settle some scores on behalf of Israel and America’s victims on behalf of those they continue to oppress. I’ll kill president and farmer alike.’

According to ABC News, the two messages were sent six days apart and have come to light since Garnett’s death in a shootout with police outside a Tupelo, Mississippi bank on Saturday in which Officers Kevin Gale Stauffer was killed and Joseph Maher injured.

Stauffer, an Iraq War veteran and father of two, was killed. Maher was wounded and is expected to survive.

Garnett, 40, was from the Midwest, had served for four years in the U.S. Army and appeared to have no friends or relatives in Arizona, Police spokesman James Holmes said at a Sunday afternoon news conference.

D.B. Hirsch
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