CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County judge ordered a behavioral clinic exam for Marilyn Hartman during her back-to-back court hearings Wednesday morning.
Hartman is accused of repeatedly slipping past security and boarding planes at O’Hare International Airport.
The psychological evaluation will test her sanity at the time she allegedly committed the crimes, as well as if she is fit to stand trial with or without medication.
During the hearings, Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. asked Hartman’s defense attorney, Parle Roe-Taylor, if the 66-year-old Grayslake woman has family. Roe-Taylor responded, “yes,” but Hartman objected and yelled, “No, I don’t!”
Judge Bourgeois then asked, “Is she under the care of a medical professional?” Roe-Taylor said, “no,” but Hartman again interjected, blurting out, “yes.”
Less than one week ago, Hartman was in court pleading to go home after being arrested earlier this month for flying to London from Chicago on a British Airlines flight without a ticket.
She promised the judge she would stay away from O’Hare and Midway airports. However, this past Sunday morning, she was arrested again at O’Hare. Employees in the area of the airport that caters to privately owned airplanes spotted Hartman. She was told to leave but refused, so employees called police.
In the past two years, she’s been arrested several times for slipping by TSA or gate agents. She has also been in and out of voluntary mental health treatment for years.
Roe-Taylor is asking for an alternative to jail time. “She is not violent, none of the offenses have anything to do with violence. She’s not pushing past anyone in any of these incidents, she’s not hurting personnel even when she’s at the airport. So I don’t think, that at 66, that this is the place she should be.”
Hartman is being held without bond until her next court date Feb. 13.