August 02, 2010
The public became aware of Michael Finton September 24, 2009. Finton is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to kill federal agents. He claims he is "legally innocent" because he claims he knew the whole thing was a setup.
Is he crazy? Finton is scheduled to undergo psychiatric evaluation soon to find out whether he is mentally competent to stand trial in September. He is also requesting a new attorney because the public defender appointed by the Feds regularly worked in the Federal building Finton targeted in late September, 2009.
Finton, also known as Talib Islam, requested specifically that Bishop from WMAY visit him where he is being held in Springfield for an interview ... something Finton's public defender opposed (hence the reason why the public defender requested to be removed from the case).
If you missed that interview with Michale Finton, be sure to download the podcast of the final hour of this past Saturday Session (MP3), which is now available.
Want to hear more about the interview, listen to Greg Bishop talk more about the interview on Monday's Kirk and the Crew (MP3).
Also, you can listen to just some of the local reactions about the interview which re-aired on Monday' Jim Leach Show (MP3), only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.
Much more to come.