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Ear to the Ground

Man Obsessed With Fox News and GOP Jailed Over Threats to Kill ‘Liberal’ Girlfriend

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Posted on Aug 31, 2012
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A Florida man whom prosecutors have described as “obsessed with Fox News and the Republican Party” faces charges after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend because of her political beliefs. David A. Kappheim, 60, was arrested and booked into Palm Beach County Jail this week on charges that include domestic battery and aggravated assault.

Authorities say Kappheim felt that he needed to kill his girlfriend because she was liberal.

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According to a probable cause affidavit, Kappheim’s live-in girlfriend, 59, claims he tried to strangle her on August 26th, the day after he arrived “stark naked” at her friend’s house, uninvited.

She also said he endangered her life by driving “recklessly” while giving her a ride to work Tuesday, and “laughed out loud” when she asked him not to kill her.

The deputy who arrested Kappheim said the man told him “he was very conservative, and his girlfriend was liberal and he felt he was going to have to kill her.” Furthermore, he said he already made three attempts on the woman’s life.

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