NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to a charge that he threatened to kill former President George W. Bush.
A plea agreement recommends that 45-year-old Gregory Broussard serve six months in prison with credit for time already served and then spend six months confinement in a halfway house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
U.S. District Court Judge Kurt Engelhardt isn't bound by that recommendation when he sentences Broussard on June 24.
Broussard was arrested earlier this year after a social worker told Secret Service agents that he was being treated in a hospital emergency room when he threatened to kill Bush and blow up the White House.
During Wednesday's hearing, Broussard told Engelhardt that he was mentally capable of pleading guilty even though he said he has a mental illness.