Published: Aug 21, 2012 10:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami college student is seeking leniency when a federal judge sentences him later this week for posting threats against President Barack Obama on Facebook.
The attorney for 20-year-old Joaquin Serrapio Jr. is asking for several months' probation including home confinement. Serrapio is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in May to a charge of threatening to kill or harm the president.
Serrapio acknowledged that he threats on Facebook in February coinciding with a speech Obama gave at the University of Miami. Serrapio attends Miami-Dade College.
One post threatened to put a bullet in the president's head. Another asked if anyone wanted to help with a presidential assassination.
There's no indication Serrapio intended to take violent action. Serrapio also wrote a letter apologizing to the president.

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