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Bartender Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity On Boehner Threat

A suburban Cincinnati man who threatened to kill House Speaker John Boehner has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.  

Federal Judge Timothy Black on Monday found 44-year old Michael Hoyt of Deer Park not guilty of a charge of threatening to kill a U.S. official.  Investigators say Hoyt had worked as a bartender at Boehner's West Chester country club until late 2014.  They say he had sent long rambling emails to Boehner and his wife, claiming to be Jesus, and calling the long-time politician the devil.  Authorities had accused Hoyt of threatening to kill Boehner, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink.  The judge has ordered Hoyt be to a federal medical facility for evaluation.  A hearing is scheduled for next month to determine if he could be a danger to others.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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