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The US Department of Justice announced on Monday that a man from Florida has admitted to threatening to assassinate a Supreme Court justice.

Neal Brij Sidhwaney, 43, from Fernandina Beach, entered a guilty plea on Friday to one count of making an interstate threat to injure. In a voicemail left at the Supreme Court in July, Sidhwaney used explicit language and threatened to kill a justice, identifying himself by name in the message.

Court records reveal that Sidhwaney named Chief Justice John Roberts as the target of his threat during a court-ordered psychological evaluation. The message he left for the US Marshals to convey to Roberts was a direct threat: “I will fucking kill you,” as per the court documents. Sidhwaney was apprehended in August and has been in custody since his arrest.

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The psychologist who evaluated Sidhwaney determined he was fit to stand trial despite noting his long-standing “fixed delusional beliefs” and diagnosing him with delusional disorder with psychosis. The court filings also mentioned that Sidhwaney is under medication, taking an anti-psychotic drug. He now faces a potential sentence of up to five years in prison, although a sentencing date has not been determined.


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