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11:58 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Evaluation Sought for Man Accused in Bomb Plot

Federal Court House in Tulsa
Federal Court House in Tulsa
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The attorney for an Illinois man accused in a failed plot to firebomb dozens of northeast Oklahoma churches wants a federal judge to order a mental evaluation of his client before going to trial.

The request filed in Tulsa federal court this week suggests 24-year-old Gregory Arthur Weiler II of Elk Grove Village, Ill., has been hospitalized numerous times over the past five years for various mental health issues.

The request comes a week after Weiler was transferred from state custody in Miami, Okla., to federal custody in the northern district of Oklahoma because of the nature of his alleged crimes.

A previous evaluation ordered while Weiler was in state custody found him mentally fit to stand trial.

The petition states that federal prosecutors don't object to the second test.