LOS ANGELES : Caller Found Guilty of Threatening Quayle

A federal judge Tuesday found a Long Beach man guilty of calling the White House to threaten Vice President Dan Quayle.

In a brief, non-jury trial, U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer found Keith Richard Kerna guilty of two counts of making threats against the vice president. Kerna's attorney argued that his client's rambling, at times incoherent, calls were an effort to warn the Secret Service of possible attacks on Quayle. Kerna will be sentenced Nov. 13.

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