Man Who Threatened ‘South Park’ Creators Sentenced to Hefty Prison Term

Jun 25, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A man who threatened the creators of "South Park" received a stiff prison sentence, the Associated Press reports. Jesse Curtis Morton, 33, was sentenced to a term of 11-1/2 years, the story reports.

Morton founded the Revolution Muslim website, which is now defunct, as a way to offer nuanced dialogue about interactions between the Muslim world and the West, the story notes.

But he and another defendant, Zachary Chesser, used the site to deliver threats against the "South Park" creators after an episode depicted the prophet Muhammad in a bear costume, the story reports. Morton also issued threats against others he believed to be enemies of Islam, the report notes.

Chesser previously received a 25-year sentence.

Morton apologized, but his sentence was largely what was sought by prosecutors, the story notes. The judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady, said Morton misused his intellectual gifts and instead of choosing to use them for good, he took a "horrible turn," the story notes.

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