Man charged in church bombing plot found competent to stand trial

| January 13, 2013

MIAMI, Okla. — An Illinois man charged with planning to destroy 48 Ottawa County churches was found competent Tuesday to stand trial, a prosecutor said.

Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 23, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., appeared in Ottawa County District Court for a post competency evaluation hearing on Tuesday. He is charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and violation of the Oklahoma Anti-Terrorism Act.

“The criminal case will resume,” said Becky Baird, assistant district attorney.

Family members have said Weiler suffers from mental illness and both of his parents suffered from drug use and committed suicide, according to published reports.

Baird said Weiler’s competency evaluation is sealed. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 7.

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