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Threat called insane act

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago July 13, 2015 Jul 13, 2015 Monday, July 13 2015 July 13, 2015 7:56 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

CINCINNATI, OHIO- A former bartender who threatened to kill House Speaker John Boehner because he was the devil was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

A federal judge found Michael Hoyt was insane at the time he made the threat. Hoyt was ordered back to a federal medical facility for evaluation.

Prosecutors contended Hoyt would try to kill Boehner with a gun or with poison. Hoyt has a history of mental disorder but was found competent to stand trial.

He could have faced ten years in prison if he'd been found guilty.

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