Man sentenced for 'South Park' threat

Threats against creators lands prison sentence

Published On: Jun 22 2012 01:14:08 PM EDT
Local10.com
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -

 A Muslim convert from Brooklyn who pleaded guilty to posting online threats against the creators of the "South Park" television show has been sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison.

Jesse Curtis Morton, who founded the now-defunct Revolution Muslim website, was sentenced Friday in Alexandria. Earlier this year he admitted using the site as an outlet for al-Qaida propaganda.

He also conspired with another man to deliver a thinly veiled threat to the creators of the "South Park" television show for perceived insults to the prophet Muhammad.

Defense attorneys had sought a prison term of less than five years.

The other defendant in the case, Zachary Chesser, received a 25-year sentence, but he also tried to travel to Somalia to join the al-Shabab terrorist group.