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Accused in Jay-Z, Beyonce 'death threat case' ordered to undergo mental exam.

Byline: ANI

London, August 10 (ANI): A man who allegedly threatened to murder celebrities, including Jay-Z and Beyonce, has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after he was arrested in Detroit, Michigan, earlier this week.

Leon Desmond Barrett reportedly sent letters to stars, including former American footballer, Jerome Bettis, between December 2006 and April this year.

The police revealed the content in a letter dated 18 August, 2007.

According to the Daily Express, it read: "I'm getting ready to start killing some more people. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Jerome Bettis and Tune-up Man are the first four people I'm getting ready to kill."

The 37-year-old is currently facing a charge of mailing threatening communications.

Apart from demanding Barrett to undergo a mental exam, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen has set a preliminary hearing for 24 August, before releasing him on bail.

The accused has also been instructed not to hold any dangerous weapons or try to communicate with potential victims in the case.

However, Leon has denied the allegation against him. (ANI)

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