Thursday, August 6, 2009

Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Jay-Z, Beyonce and Jerome Bettis

Leon Desmond Barrett of Detroit, MI has been charged with threatening to kill rapper Jay-Z, his wife, R&B star Beyonce and football player Jerome Bettis. In a complaint filed yesterday (August 5), Barrett allegedly sent dozens of threatening letters between December 2006 and April 2009, some of which threatened bodily harm against the three celebs.

According to police, the hand-written notes referred to a reported dispute between Barrett and Bettis’ family, with one stating, “We do not want to have a gunfight with them but if we have to, we will. I guess it’s going to be another Virginia Tech massacre all over again in Detroit.”

Another letter, dated 18 August, 2007, reads, “I’m getting ready to start killing some more people. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Jerome Bettis and Tune-up Man are the first four people I’m getting ready to kill.”

Barrett denies the allegations and claims the letters were sent out of a legitimate, but unknown dispute with Bettis, a former star for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

More as the story develops…

reported by-TheSource

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