Meridian Star

New Today

June 27, 2013

Mental exam ordered in school threat case

OXFORD, Miss. — A federal judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a 21-year-old man who pleaded guilty to threatening to attack Oxford High School.

Joshua Brandon Pillault was charged in October with making threats against the school in a chat room conversation while playing an online game. The threats were reported by a fellow player in Virginia.

He pleaded guilty to one count on June 20 in federal court in Oxford.

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills ordered the evaluation on Tuesday. The order says the evaluation could determine if Pillault needs mental health care.

Mills also directed to the examiner to provide and opinion on sentencing options that could help Pillault get appropriate care.

 

1
Text Only
New Today
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

Do you think the city of Meridian should aggressively enforce the city's code enforcement laws on litter, abandoned homes and overgrown lots by issuing tickets and stiff fines?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide