Plea-Change Hearing Rescheduled in Hospital Threats Case
YORK, Neb. (AP) — A
change-of-plea hearing has been rescheduled for a 31-year-old man
accused of threatening personnel at Henderson Community Hospital in
According to the York News-Times, Joseph Palensky and his attorney, Nancy
Waldron, appeared in York County District Court earlier this week.
Robert Steinke asked Palensky whether he was taking medication for a
back injury. Palensky said yes. Then Steinke said that because Waldron
had said Palensky might not be thinking clearly, Steinke wouldn't
consider the plea change.
The judge delayed the matter until April 15.
has pleaded not guilty to felony terroristic threats. Authorities say
he walked into the hospital on July 21, armed with a gun and knife and
looking for a specific doctor. Authorities say he threatened a nurse and