AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is expected to rule on whether a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a flight by running through the plane and yelling about terrorists can go free.
Clayton Osbon was charged with interference with a flight crew for his behavior on the March 27 flight from New York to Las Vegas. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
On Friday, a judge in Amarillo will decide if Osbon should be committed to a mental health facility or set free.
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.