- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - A former Cincinnati-area bartender charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner faces federal trial June 30.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Black recently scheduled the nonjury trial for Michael Hoyt. Black earlier found Hoyt competent to stand trial, based on a report from a federal medical center in Massachusetts, where Hoyt had been sent for mental evaluation and treatment.

He is charged with threatening to kill Boehner, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink. Court documents indicate Hoyt has a history of mental illness.

Authorities have said Hoyt was fired from a suburban country club Boehner belongs to.

Hoyt has pleaded not guilty. His defense attorney filed notice with the court saying Hoyt “intends to assert a defense of insanity at the time of the alleged offense.”


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