Michigan Suspect Was Charged In Vermont Threats

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A suspect in a plot to attack a Michigan mosque pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges stemming from threats made nine years ago against the president and against veterans’ facilities in Vermont.

Court documents show 63-year-old Roger Stockham was charged with threatening employees at a Veterans Administration hospital in White River Junction and a veteran’s center in South Burlington. Authorities say he threatened the life of the president.

In 2004, he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to mailing threatening communications, threatening by use of telephone to use explosives, threatening the president and threatening witnesses. He was committed for a psychiatric examination that found he suffered from bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons says Stockham was released from custody in 2005.

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