A man accused of stalking Holocaust scholar Elie Wiesel and dragging him off a hotel elevator has changed his plea back to not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors said Thursday.
Eric Hunt was not in court Thursday when his lawyer made the new plea to charges of attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, battery, stalking and elder abuse.
Hunt, 23, of Vernon, New Jersey, has been jailed in a psychiatric unit since his February arrest. He dropped his original insanity plea and simply pleaded not guilty this summer.
His attorney has described his client as mentally ill and not anti-Semitic. Trial has been scheduled for March.
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