CINCINNATI – A federal judge has rescheduled the trial for a former Cincinnati-area bartender charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Black pushed back Michael Hoyt’s trial back nearly two weeks on Tuesday. The nonjury trial is now scheduled to begin July 13.
Hoyt is charged with threatening to kill Boehner, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink. Authorities have said Hoyt was fired from Boehner’s country club.
Hoyt has pleaded not guilty. His attorneys plan to argue he was insane at the time of the alleged offense.
Court documents indicate Hoyt has a history of mental illness.
Black found Hoyt competent to stand trial based on a report from a federal medical center where Hoyt was sent for evaluation and treatment.