A Utah State Prison inmate has been indicted with threatening to take the life of President George Bush.
U.S. Attorney David J. Jordan announced on Thursday the two-count indictment against 34-year-old Robert L. Miller.Miller is accused of making threats against President Bush on April 13 and June 5.
But Assistant U.S. Attorney Stanley Olsen said authorities do not believe the alleged threats were made in connection with Bush's recent visits, including his appearance before the National Guard Association of the United States on Tuesday.
"The threats were made prior to the time the president came to Utah," Olsen said.
Olsen refused to disclose a detailed account of the threats but said they were not made by telephone and were received by prison personnel and the Secret Service.
Prison spokesman Dave Franchina said Miller, who was convicted of forgery, began his prison sentence on Jan. 11, 1989, and had an expected release on Nov. 1, 1992.