A Richland many accused of threatening to shoot and then decapitate his supervisor in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services waived his constitutional right to a speedy trial during a hearing this week in U.S. District Court in Yakima.
William S. Quigley’s jury trial is to begin May 8 at the Richland federal courthouse. The trial was previously set for this month.
A federal grand jury indicted Quigley, 46, in December on charges of interstate communications (threat to injure another) and retaliating against a federal official by threats. The charges stem from complaints he allegedly filed online a month earlier. He was arrested Dec. 20 and previously pleaded innocent.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary K. Dimke denied a motion for bail in December, noting Quigley’s alleged pattern of threats and that a search of one of the homes he owns resulted in officers finding several weapons, but not the one he allegedly said he would use in the crime.
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The government later released a heavily redacted copy of Quigley’s alleged threats.