Insane JetBlue Pilot Ruled Insane, Found Not Guilty

Last we heard from Clayton Osbon, the disturbed JetBlue pilot who attempted to take down his own plane while yelling probably reasonable things about al-Qaeda and Jesus, his wife was somewhat defending him, saying his actions were not "intentionally violent." Now, in not-so-surprising news, a judge has ruled the 49-year old legally insane and therefore not guilty of of interfering with a flight crew, charges which could have lead to 20 years in jail.

U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson in Amarillo based her judgment in part on a psychological evaluation that read, "at the time of the commission of the offense, the defendant appeared to suffer from a severe mental disease or defect that impaired his ability to appreciate the nature, quality, or wrongfulness of his behavior," which, yeah, sounds about right.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed with the report, and Osbon will be sent to a federal health center in Fort Worth for further evaluation.

All in all, a much less enjoyable experience for all involved than JetBlue's last high profile shitshow.

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