Judge finds Okla. bomb suspect mentally unfit
ASSOCIATED PRESS April 3, 2013 11:24AM
Updated: April 3, 2013 11:58AM
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of plotting to bomb dozens of Oklahoma churches has been found temporarily mentally unfit to stand trial.
Prosecutors allege that Gregory Weiler of Elk Grove Village plotted to destroy 48 churches in northeastern Oklahoma. On Wednesday, a judge in Tulsa ordered that Weiler be sent to a Bureau of Prisons facility for mental health treatment.
Weiler’s public defender says his client has been hospitalized numerous times in the past five years for mental health issues that include depression and bipolar disorder.
At the hearing, Weiler gave a brief, rambling speech before a court official pulled away his microphone.
A federal grand jury indictment charges Weiler with one count of possessing an unregistered, destructive device, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.