Wisconsin Man Found Incompetent to Stand Trial for Threatening Judge

A Sheboygan Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill a judge and a deputy is facing commitment to a state mental hospital rather than trial for one felony count of battery or threatening a judge and a misdemeanor count of telephone harassment.

Fond du Lac Wisconsin Judge Robert Wirtz entered a default judgment against Xiong when he missed a court date for a speeding ticket. The Court sent Xiong a letter indicating that he’d have to pay a fifty dollar fine if he wished to reopen the matter. According to the criminal complaint, Xiong called the Clerk of Courts and said that Wirtz and the deputy would die if he was found guilty.

Because he had threatened Fond du Lac officials, Xiong’s case was moved to Winnebago County where he was found incompetent to stand trial. A defendant assigned to a mental hospital faces an indefinite sentence. He will only be released when he is determined to be competent, however long that may take.


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