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Pictured: British internet troll who admits threatening to kill 200 US citizens in Facebook posts which led to thousands of children staying off school
Reece Elliott, 24, admitted threatening to kill and sending grossly offensive messages at Newcastle Crown Court todayHe left abusive posts under a pen-name on a Facebook tribute site for teenager who died in car crashThousands of American children kept off school in Tennessee after threats were posted
: 'I'm glad the fat bitch is dead. Let's drink
to drink driving. No-one gives a s*** that she's dead, get over it.
'If I was there now I would rape you,' the message read.
Comments on other pages included: 'The f****** fat c*** deserves death.'
'Hip hurray, he's dead. Huge brain injury haha.'
'Haha so f****** funny he's dead'
'Think about her body and smile, splattered all over the road hahaha.'
Elliott admitted posting under a pseudonym on the tribute website – his messages sent panic through Warren County
The series of vile messages were posted on the RIP Caitlin Talley Facebook site in February this year
After the threats were posted between 1-7 February this year, the FBI traced them to an address in South Shields, South Tyneside.
Elliott will be sentenced during the week commencing June 10 after the preparation of reports, including a psychiatric report.
Four charges of making a threat to kill, which Elliott denied, will be dropped by the prosecution.
Around 3,000 schoolchildren stayed home from school in Warren County after Elliott posted his online threats
Judge James Goss QC said: 'As long as it is understood that although there is only a guilty plea in relation to one count of making a threat to kill, the fact is threats were made to more than one person.
'That will be reflected in the sentence.'
Judge Goss remanded Elliott in custody, warning him: 'The judge warned him: “You will remain in custody until the sentence hearing and I am sure you will appreciate the offences to which you entered pleas of guilty are serious matters and of course a prison sentence is the inevitable
sentence in respect of these offences.'
Terrified children are led out of Sandy Hook Elementary School where 26 died in a shooting in December 2012