New report to determine bomb hoax suspect's fate

Published On: Jul 30 2014 11:08:29 PM EDT

Zeljko Causevic appears in court Wednesday afternoon.


A report that will determine whether the man accused in a bomb hoax at the Jacksonville International Airport will be competent to stand trial should be released within the next two weeks.

According to a court order, Zeljko Causevic was ruled not competent for prosecution last November and was transported to a medical facility in North Carolina for treatment.

Now, evaluators at the facility are expected to finalize a new report on his mental state. If a judge finds Causevic is able to assist in his own defense, the prosecution can continue.

Causevic has been in custody on $1 million bail since October 2013.

Causevic was arrested on a charge of falsely telling a JIA screener that he had a bomb in his backpack


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