Kiwi's death threats lead to court

Last updated 17:32 17/06/2014
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Security was beefed up for Queensland Premier Campbell Newman after the threats.

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A New Zealander who made an online threat to slit Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's throat has been sentenced to probation.

Reece Kyle Casey, 26, admitted in Caboolture Magistrates Court  on Tuesday to using a fake Facebook account to threaten to ''slit their throats'', referring to Newman and his wife Lisa.

The message also warned Newman to protect his loved ones, which was taken as a threat against the premier's two daughters.

Casey received a 18-month probation order and an 18-month good behaviour bond.

An order was also made for the laptop on which the post was written to be returned to its rightful owner.

Security was strengthened around the premier after the threat was posted to his Facebook page in January.

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