GREENUP INSANITY PLEA Greenup Man To Plead Insanity After Threatening To Kill Judge
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 16, 2013 4:44 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013 4:54 PM EST
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An eastern Kentucky man plans to use an insanity defense to charges he threatened to kill the federal judge and attorneys involved in a child pornography case that landed his father in federal prison.
Defense attorney Willis Coffey filed a notice of defense Tuesday in federal court for Michael A. Collins, 18.
U.S. marshals in Lexington arrested Collins of Greenup County on Friday. Deputy Marshal Rick Kelley wrote in an affidavit that Collins plotted to shoot Judge David Bunning and others because they handled the case of his father, who pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving child pornography.
Kelley wrote that Collins never carried out an attack, which he discussed with people at the Appalachian Challenge Academy in Harlan.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Hanley Ingram ordered Collins involuntarily committed for treatment.
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