Mental Evaluation Ordered in Lummis Threat Case

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a woman who is charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis receive a mental evaluation in Seattle to determine her competency for trial.

The evaluation will also determine the mental condition of Jennifer L. Casebolt at the time prosecutors say she committed crimes. Magistrate Judge Michael Shickich in U.S. District Court in Casper on Friday ordered the evaluation.

Prosecutors say Jennifer L. Casebolt left a death threat on Lummis' voice mail. In a separate incident, prosecutors say she also mailed a letter containing a white, powdery substance to the Sheridan County Courthouse.

Casebolt has remained in custody since FBI agents arrested her on December 29th.

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