(Patriot.Buzz) – Highlighting the growing threats directed at conservative justices, a 43-year-old resident of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has entered a guilty plea on a charge of transmitting an interstate threat to murder U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Court documents reveal that Neal Sidhwaney admitted to the offense, stemming from a menacing voicemail left for Roberts on July 31.
In the voicemail, Sidhwaney expressed explicit threats towards Roberts, saying, “Yeah hi, my name is Neal Sidhwaney, uh, this message is for [Roberts] … I will f—king kill you … Go f—king tell the Deputy US Marshals you f—ing p—y. I will f—king talk to them and then I’ll f—king come kill you anyways, you f—ing c—.” His arrest followed on August 18, and he now faces a potential prison sentence of up to five years.
A psychological assessment conducted in September by Dr. Alan J. Harris concluded that Sidhwaney was competent to stand trial. However, the evaluation also highlighted that Sidhwaney struggles with a “delusional disorder with psychosis” and has been undergoing treatment with antipsychotic medication.
Dr. Harris’s report expounded on Sidhwaney’s mental health issues, noting his belief in being pursued by a private agency and his paranoia, which reportedly began in 2017 after he departed from Google, where he had been employed as a programmer for eight years.
His mother indicated that his condition is often exacerbated by watching the news, prompting him to send letters, emails, or make phone calls in a state of agitation. Additionally, Sidhwaney harbored the delusion that Google had implanted a chip in his head and foot, and his lifestyle had become reclusive, with his daily routine disrupted by irregular sleep patterns.
The security of Supreme Court justices has been a growing concern, particularly after the landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In June 2022, Nicholas Roske from California was charged with plotting to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, having been apprehended near Kavanaugh’s Maryland residence. In the same month and in response to these heightened security threats, legislation to extend protection to the justices’ families was signed.