Ohio terror suspect ordered to undergo competency evaluation


CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a man charged with soliciting people to kill members of the military to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he’s competent to stand trial.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/29c333x ) that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ordered the evaluation Monday after 25-year-old Terrence McNeil appeared to laugh when the judge told him he could face life in prison if convicted of solicitation of a crime of violence and threatening military personnel.

Authorities say McNeil posted online names and addresses of more than 100 military personnel and asked people to kill them on behalf of the Islamic State terrorist group. He was indicted in December.

The website reports that McNeil’s attorney told the judge during Monday’s hearing that a previous psychiatric examination had found McNeil to be competent.

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