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Charged With Monsey NY Stabbing Grafton Thomas Is Detained Citing Bipolar Issues in SDNY

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 30 –   When Monsey, New York stabbing suspect Grafton Thomas was presented in the White Plains US Federal courthouse on December 30, his court appointed lawyer Susanne Brody told Magistrate Judge Paul E. Davison he has "bipolar issues."

   Judge Davison said he will enter an appropriate medical order. Thomas was detained on Federal Defender Brody's consent, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for January 13 at 9 AM in Courtroom 420 of the Charles L. Brieant Courthouse of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in White Plains if he is not indicted by a grand jury before then.

   The Assistant US Attorney told Judge Davison that Thomas was arrested by NYPD on December 28 at 11 pm, and was transferred to federal custody by writ at 12:37 pm "approximately." Judge Davison chuckled at the word approximately.   Here's from Inner City Press' live-tweeted thread of the proceeding: 

Grafton Thomas appears in orange jump suit. The Court: Have you been hospitalized for drug addiction? Thomas: No your Honor.

 Q: Are you clear in your head?

Thomas: No, not clear.

Q: You're tired? You understand what's going on?

Thomas: Yes.

Judge: Ms. Brody, is Mr Thomas seeking court appointed counsel?

Ms. Brody: That's an interesting question. It's not clear, for the Federal court. Judge:

You have completed a financial [CJA form]?

Ms. Brody: Yes. Judge: He's executing the affidavit now.

Judge: If you or your family come to terms with Mr. Sussman, fine. If not and are unable, the court will appoint one. Do you have the money?

Thomas: No, your Honor.

Judge: I will review the financial affidavit. It's important it be true.

 Thomas: Yes, your honor

Clerk: Do you swear to it? Thomas: Yes I do. Judge: I appoint Federal Defender. Does he waive the public reading?

Ms. Brody: Yes.

AUSA: NYPD arrested him on Dec 28, 11 pm, then writted to Federal custody at 12:37 approximately. Judge: Approximately (chuckles).

AUSA: The government seeks detention.

 Judge: Mr. Thomas, your counsel has consented to detention. But you are entitled to a bail hearing later. You are entitled to a preliminary hearing, unless the case is indicted by a grand jury. Do you understand?

Judge: OK, in the event a preliminary hearing is required, it's Jan 13 at 9 am in my courtroom.

Ms. Brody: we need a medical order... I understand there are issues with bi-polar.

Judge: We'll enter an order. Defendant's remanded. We stand in recess.

The case is US v. Thomas, 19-mj-12065 (Davison).


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