Last Ohio bomb plot suspect due for psych hearing
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 15 April 2013 05:52

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The criminal case against the last of five Ohio bridge bomb-plotting suspects could hinge on a psychiatric competency hearing.

A federal judge in Akron wants to hear evidence Monday on whether 23-year-old Joshua Stafford of Cleveland is mentally competent for trial.

His attorney says a forensic psychologist who examined Stafford has found him mentally competent, but the decision is up to Judge David Dowd. An earlier psych test was inconclusive.

No bomb went off and no one was hurt in the plot last year. The four other defendants have pleaded guilty and landed prison terms of six to 11 years.

The intended target was a highway bridge over the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Valley National Park between Cleveland and Akron. The FBI said the device was a dud provided by an informant.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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