‘Serial stowaway’ found fit to stand trial, released on electronic monitoring

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CHICAGO — A Cook County judge Wednesday found “serial stowaway” Marilyn Hartman fit to stand trial and said she could be released on electronic monitoring.

The ruling comes less than four months after the same judge determined that Hartman was unfit for trial.

Hartman is accused of sneaking onto a plane and flying to London without a ticket.

On Wednesday, Judge Maura Slattery-Boyle allowed Hartman to be transferred to a private facility called “A Safe Haven.” She ordered Hartman to wear a GPS-equipped monitoring device and told her she must not come into contact with any airport, train station or bus station, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Hartman has been released from custody before with orders that she stay away from airports, only to return and get arrested again.

Hartman will next appear in court August 27.


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