GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A Westminster man accused of threatening President Barack Obama and Colorado children has made a plea deal to get out of federal custody.

Mitchell Kusick (credit: CBS)

Mitchell Kusick (credit: CBS)

Mitchell Kusick admits he threatened the president last October.

In federal court he said at the time that he believed he was trying to seek infamy, but now he’s matured and his medicine keeps him stable.

Last fall he called his therapist, Corey Candelaria, asking for an emergency session. When he told Candelaria he wanted to kill the president and shoot children at a Halloween event at Standley Lake High School Candelaria called police.

Candelaria, who spoke with CBS4 about the incident afterwards but said he couldn’t comment about certain issues, said he doesn’t think he deserves the title of hero.

Kusick spent nine months in federal prison and was being released on time served. He will have to live with his parents — both of whom are psychotherapists.

Part of his release includes three years of supervision and comprehensive mental health treatment.

Kusick will be in court in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon to face the charges involving the school threat.


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