HOUSTON – A local woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for threatening to injure and murder President Barack Obama.
Denise O’Neal, aka Teddy Bear Paradise, was initially arrested on Dec. 26, 2013, after a criminal complaint was filed. She was ordered to be held without bond pending further criminal proceedings. She is expected to make an initial appearance on the indictment in the near future.
The indictment alleges O’Neal, a 57-year-old resident of Houston, mailed a letter to President Obama that contained a threat stating that she was going to travel to Washington D.C. to murder him.
If convicted, O’Neal faces up to five years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine.