- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - A mental assessment hearing has been rescheduled for October for a former Cincinnati-area bartender found not guilty by reason of insanity of threats to kill House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur).

U.S. Judge Timothy Black last month found Michael Hoyt not guilty of threatening to kill a U.S. official. Authorities had accused Hoyt of threatening to kill Boehner, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink.

The judge ruled Hoyt was insane at the time of the offense and ordered him to a federal medical facility for evaluation. Hoyt has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had said he believed Boehner was the devil.

The hearing, originally set for Friday, is to determine whether Hoyt is mentally stable enough to be released or could be dangerous to others.


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