JetBlue pilot's competency for trial in question
(CBS/AP) LUBBOCK, Texas - A federal judge has ordered a psychiatric exam for the JetBlue Airways pilot accused of interfering with a flight crew when he disrupted a Las Vegas-bound flight after he left the cockpit and screamed about religion and terrorists.
The order signed by a federal judge in Amarillo, Texas, on Wednesday will send Clayton Osbon to a medical facility for federal prisoners for tests to determine if he was legally sane on March 27. That's when passengers wrestled Osbon to the floor after witnesses said he ran through the cabin yelling about Jesus and al Qaeda.
The exam also will determine if he's competent to stand trial.
CBS News correspondent Stephanie Lambidakis reports that prosecutors had filed a motion saying there is reasonable cause to believe that Osbon suffers from "a mental disease or defect rendering him mentally incompetent" to stand trail. Prosecutors had filed charges against Osbon one week ago.
The prosecution's motion filed Wednesday comes the day Osbon's attorney asked another judge to reschedule a Thursday detention hearing. The hearing will be Monday.
On Sunday, Osbon's wife put out a statement saying "It is our belief, as Clayton's family, that while he was clearly distressed, he was not intentionally violent toward anyone."JetBlue pilot leaves hospital, appears in court
JetBlue pilot's case in Texas court
Wife: JetBlue pilot not "intentionally violent"
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