CHICAGO (AP) — A woman dubbed a “serial stowaway” for repeatedly trying to sneak onto commercial jets without a ticket has been ruled unfit for trial.
Cook County Judge Maura Slattery Boyle on Thursday ordered 66-year-old Marilyn Hartman to be sent to a mental health facility in Elgin, near Chicago. The ruling comes after psychologists for the defense and prosecution recommended Hartman undergo mental health treatment.
Hartman has been nabbed in and near airports dozens of times and made it onto planes half a dozen times.
She recently made it into the air on a flight from Chicago to London and was subsequently charged with felony criminal trespass and felony burglary — for boarding a flight without any intention of buying a ticket.