Ohio man accused of threatening Boehner has another new hearing date

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014, during a news conference. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — A mental assessment hearing has been delayed for a former Cincinnati-area bartender who was accused of threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner and was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Michael Hoyt accused of threats against John Boehner. (Photo/CNN)
Michael Hoyt accused of threats against John Boehner. (Photo/CNN)

The hearing to assess Michael Hoyt’s mental stability was rescheduled by U.S. Judge Timothy Black for Nov. 24.

Black earlier ruled Hoyt was not guilty of threatening to kill a U.S. official. Authorities said Hoyt threatened to kill Boehner with a gun or by poisoning the Ohio Republican’s drink.

Black ruled Hoyt was insane at the time of the offense and ordered him to a federal medical facility for evaluation. Black recently granted a federal request for more time for Hoyt’s evaluation.

Hoyt has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and said he believed Boehner was the devil.

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