AMARILLO (AP) – A federal judge in Texas was expected to decide whether a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a flight by running through the plane and yelling about terrorists can go free.
A ruling Friday in Amarillo will come months after Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by reason of insanity for his behavior on a March 27 flight from New York to Las Vegas. Osbon had been charged with interference with a flight crew.READ MORE: Prices At The Pump Climbing In Texas As Rising Trend Hits Nearly 21-Month High
The judge could also order Osbon committed to a mental health facility.READ MORE: Canton Resident $1M Richer After Claiming Winning Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket
A neuropsychologist testified in July that Osbon had a “brief psychotic disorder” brought on by lack of sleep. In August, Osbon had another psychotic episode while in prison for a court-ordered mental evaluation.
U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson then extended Osbon’s evaluation.
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