SAN ANGELO, TX — When Melonnie Hicks made a post on Facebook, she didn’t intend for it to have nationwide consequences. The single mother of one from Sweetwater was having a really bad day and used the social media platform to vent. She was venting, she claimed, to her friends.
"I felt alone and like nobody heard me,” she said.
A frustrated single mom unable to obtain basic healthcare for her child and herself and also facing an unexpected monthly price hike for her internet access lashed out on facebook.
She wrote, “I hope everyone of you pieces of sh** that votes republican, dies today.”
Miss Hicks describes the turmoil in her life caused by her post, who she thinks started the spread of a screenshot of her post that went viral nationwide, and how she lost her job.
She was forced to resign from her job as the director of the Pioneer City County Museum located in the center of town.
Sweetwater is the county seat for Nolan County. The Nolan County Sheriff said the commotion has cost all agencies of law enforcement time and effort providing Hicks and her child around-the-clock protection and investigating many of the more dangerous-sounding threats against Hicks’ life. Watch the video above for the entire story.
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