Former Campbellsville man threatens to kill President Obama and his family

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By Calen McKinney


A former Campbellsville man spending 35 years in prison for raping a woman in Taylor County has been charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama and rape his wife and children. He is also accused of using racial slurs.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Anthony D. Holliman, 35, incarcerated at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury and charged with threatening to kill the president and his family.

A news release states that Holliman allegedly wrote a letter last May to Obama threatening to rape his wife and children.

The letter also claimed that Holliman would "blowe your brains out with a pistel."

He also allegedly wrote, "You better check me out because I don't lie & I always do what I say Im going to do! Your dead nigger!!!"

Holliman also allegedly wrote a letter to Obama's wife Michelle, stating "I'm going to cut your throught, then Im going to rape & kill your 2 daughters as well! I'm going to rape and kill you niggers!!"

If convicted, Holliman faces as much as 10 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and three years of supervised release. He is scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer in Louisville on March 26.

Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser will prosecute the case, which is being investigated by the United States Secret Service.

Holliman, formerly of 155 Sadona Drive, is serving a 35-year prison sentence for raping a Taylor County woman and holding her and her child hostage.

After he is released, Holliman will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Holliman was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in January 2008 and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Holliman pleaded guilty to the charges in April 2009 and was sentenced by Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram the following June.

If convicted by a jury, Holliman could have been sentenced to as much as 70 years in prison.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, Holliman held the woman and her child hostage in January 2008.

A police investigation revealed that Holliman held the woman and her child hostage overnight and placed a gun to the woman's head.

According to court records, the woman told police that Holliman tied her up with a rope and forced her to have sex with him.

Police were called after the woman, child and Holliman went to a local convenient store to buy coffee. The woman told a clerk at the store that she was being held against her will and to call 911.

Holliman later told police that he heard voices telling him to kill the woman.

Campbellsville Police Detective Captain Pat Thompson investigated the case.

Ñ An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.