Maryland man pleads guilty for social media post to kill Hispanics

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jan 14, 2020

BALTIMORE — A Maryland man pleaded guilty in South Florida after making on-line threats against Hispanics.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, 35-year-old Eric Lin of Clarksburg, admitted that from May 30, 2019, and August 14, 2019 he made threatening Facebook posts to injure and kill a South Florida resident and a mass shooting to kill all Hispanics in Miami and other places.

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Lin's post included: “I’m coming to Rape and kill you” and “I will stop at Nothing until you, your family, your friends,, your entire WORTHLESS LATIN RACE IS RACIALLY EXTERMINATED!”

He faces a maximum of five years in prison and three years of supervised release. Lin's sentencing is scheduled for March 30, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.