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Jackson suspect incompetent

A New York man accused of threatening singer Janet Jackson and director John Singleton was ruled incompetent to stand trial by a federal court Tuesday, and was ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment.

Frank Paul Jones was ordered remanded to a federal mental health facility by U.S. District Judge A. Andrew Hauk following a review of testimony concerning the defendant’s mental state.

Jones, who has been held without bail since his June 22 arrest, was ordered to remain at the facility indefinitely, or until judged competent by the court.

If judged competent, Jones could be tried on four counts of sending threats through the mail, punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $ 250,000 fine for each count.

Jones pleaded not guilty to the charges Aug. 10.

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