Judge: Man accused in KC 9/11 memorial bomb plot not competent for trial
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A federal judge has determined that a Florida man accused of sending bomb-making plans to an FBI informant for an alleged attack on the 9/11 anniversary is not mentally competent enough to stand trial.
Joshua Goldberg, 20, is charged with distributing information relating to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. At a hearing Monday in Jacksonville federal court, a judge ordered him to complete a more thorough four-month evaluation.
Earlier this month, a psychologist found Goldberg not mentally sound enough for trial. She said Goldberg suffers from a mental disorder that impairs his ability to understand what is happening.
The FBI says Goldberg called for an attack on a contest for drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas, and boasted about helping plan attacks on synagogues in Australia. Goldberg was arrested in September.