(CNN) - A man accused of planning a "killing spree" against African-Americans in a 2008 plot that also targeted then-presidential candidate Barack Obama will be sentenced Friday in a federal courtroom in Tennessee.
Daniel Cowart, of Bells, Tennessee, admitted to conspiring with Paul Schlesselman of West Helena, Arkansas, in planning to kill more than 100 African-Americans, according to the Justice Department.
The two are self-described white supremacists who met online through a mutual friend, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Jackson, Tennessee, has said.
The men were arrested in October 2008 after an aborted robbery attempt outside Jackson, according to court records.
Cowart pleaded guilty in March to threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon a presidential candidate, conspiracy, intentional damage to religious property, discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and multiple gun charges related to carrying a sawed-off shotgun across state lines.
His co-conspirator Schlesselman pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy, threatening to kill and inflict bodily harm upon a presidential candidate, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Schlesselman was sentenced in April to 10 years in prison.
Cowart faces up to 75 years in prison under his plea agreement, the Justice Department said.
Just another proud member of the Tea Party!
Most republican's hero. He is the poster boy for the majority of the tea party. But at least he has the guts to come out and say it.
Will the Tea Party survive without these two fine Americans?
Okay finally something I can agree with the right-wing on. I say capital punishment is in order.
Hating someone so much simply on the basis of their color to kill them?
Hope the judge sentences you to death and orders your organs for donation to people of color needing transplants.
what idiots were they members of the tea party?
Throw away the key after you lock them up.
Planning a killing spree is a terrorist act. These people are terrorists - home grown, but terrorists nonetheless.
They are now tea party candidates for Governor and Senator from Tennessee.
I bet there are a number of republicans who will try and get these perps parole or pardon. After all, most republicans were probably sorry they didn't succeed.
I hope that it just kills him that we have our first African American President. I hope he rots in jail.
This is good that he is being sent to prison. I may not have liked all the previous presidents, but the difference I have is that I don't want them dead. I would have preffered them be impeached or something different, but never dead. Everyone will eventually die; why hurry the matter on these people?
This guy goes to jail and the quitter is still flying (since 2008) all over the place inciting hate against the President? Same for bachman and angle.
Who says our criminal justice system doesn't work????
Demented loser – doesn't even deserve to be given any press. Keep him institutionalized forever and throw away the key.
Check their hard drives and see if they listened to Rush alot.