Man accused of lawmaker threats ruled incompetent

FLINT (AP) -- A Flint man who authorities say threatened to kill three lawmakers from Michigan has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

The Flint Journal reports U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith made the determination Tuesday about 54-year-old Randall Dellinger.

Dellinger's lawyer Elias Escobedo Jr. says the ruling followed a review by a psychologist, and Dellinger likely will be referred to a federal mental health facility for treatment.

The FBI says threatening calls were made last June to offices of U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow and Dellinger's then-Congressman Dale Kildee.

Dellinger was indicted in August. He told investigators that transmitters were planted in him while serving a state prison term for detonating grenades.

Published: Thu, May 23, 2013