Elton John (Pic: Richard Mushet)
Charges have been dropped against a man who appeared to threaten to kill singer Elton John in an online video.
In March this year, Neal Horsley, 65, posted a video on YouTube in which he held a sign reading “Why Elton John Must Die” in front of an Atlanta building in which John owns an apartment.
He was arrested on charges of making a terror threat, criminal defamation and using the internet to circulate threats.
On Wednesday, however, County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the charges against Horsley. The judge said that his actions did not warrant criminal charges.
Horsley posted the video following Elton John’s remarks in an interview that he believed that Jesus could have been a gay man.
Horsley is a conservative Christian and was known in the late 90’s for publishing on the internet the names and addresses of doctors who legally performed abortions.