Judge orders mental evaluation for ‘serial stowaway’ Marilyn Hartman

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CHICAGO -- "Serial stowaway" Marilyn Hartman,66, had two outbursts in court Wednesday after a judge ordered her to undergo a mental evaluation.

Hartman has been arrested several times for trying to board airplanes without tickets. She had two court hearings on Wednesday.  Her first hearing was to face a felony theft charge linked to a flight to London in January.

Hartman allegedly slipped past security at O'Hare Airport and somehow took an empty seat aboard a British Airways flight.

When the judge asked the public defender whether her client had any family, Hartman cried out, "No I don't!" When asked if she was under the care of a medical professional, she loudly said, "Yes!"

Hartman faces a new trespassing charge from her arrest on Sunday for violating a judge's order to stay away from O'Hare.

Her attorney plans to file a motion for a reduction in bond, and transfer to safe haven, a transitional facility.

Both judges supported behavorial exams to screen for sanity and fitness for trial.

While she had relatives in court two years ago for her previous legal case, also linked to trying to sneak onto flights, there was no family in court on Wednesday.

The case will be back in court on February 13 when both sides hope to have the results from the behavioral exams.

She'll continue to be held without bail.

Her attorneys said Hartman does not belong in jail custody.

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