77°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Fri
100°
73°
20%
Sat
100°
74°
0%
Sun
98°
75°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Suspect insane when he locked himself in cockpit

2 years ago December 21, 2012 Dec 21, 2012 Friday, December 21 2012 Friday, December 21, 2012 7:53:56 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A judge has ruled that a 37-year-old man who locked himself in the cockpit of an empty and idle American Eagle jet Aug. 22 at Baton Rouge Metro Airport was insane at the time of the act.

No one was injured during the incident.

Andrew Alessi, of Baton Rouge, was found not guilty Thursday of interference with security personnel, a charge that carries a possible 10 years in prison.

A non-jury trial was conducted before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady, who had sent Alessi to a federal prison hospital in Texas for mental examination in September and October.

Brady said Alessi was competent for the one-day trial, but concluded that at the time of the airport incident, Alessi "was actively psychotic, hyper-religious, manic and delusional."

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days