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Floyd Ray Roseberry Charged with WMD Not Plead Guilty After New Medication

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Podcast Song Filing  II

FEDERAL COURT, Jan 29 -- DDC Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather on August 20 had before him Floyd Ray Roseberry, a day out of the car bomb vehicle by the Capitol. Roseberry, near tears, said hadn't taken his medication. He remains detained pending a competency test; the US would be seeking his detention regardless. Inner City Press live tweeted it, here
 and below.

And on August 25, pushed back another 30 days for new medications, Inner City Press live tweeted it here:

Roseberry asked, "Can you tell me what day it is?"

Judge Faruqui: I know that you filled out a medical alert. Is he getting medication? Defense: Yes. But there may be additional medication in light of Dr Grant's report. Judge Faruqui: We will enter a sealed copy.

 Report: I received his history from NC. We have concerns about the medications he was prescribed down there - some don't treat bipolar disorder.

Judge Faruqui: Thank you Dr Grant, you are so thorough. Defense - do you object to a full competency evaluation? Defense: We don't want him sent out of DC, at least initially. Maybe with the right medication we can revisit this. We'd like to continue this 30 days.

 Doctor Grant: I am willing to re-evaluate him once a week, "even though he is a Redskins fan."  Federal clients are not able to go to St Elizabeth's, they go for example to Butner. Mr. Roseberry is fine where he is, on a new medication regimen

Judge Faruqui: If you do not support the Washington Football Team, who do you support? The Cowboys? Doctor Grant: Mr. Roseberry will tell you. Judge Faruqui: We'll get back to him.

 Roseberry: I'm a Redskin fan... I'm not a Redskin fan anymore, I'm a Washington fan.

Judge Faruqui: That's what we call them now, the Washington Football Team. You have a good team at the DC jail. I'm glad you asked for help. In 30 days, I hope we can go forward

Judge Faruqui: Next month I'm on criminal duty, things get hectic -- So, September 22, 10 am.

Jump cut to January 2023: "Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rudolph Contreras:Plea Agreement Hearing as to FLOYD RAY ROSEBERRY held on 1/27/2023. Defendant enters a plea of GUILTY to Count 2 of the indictment filed on 9/14/2021. CASE REFERRED TO PROBATION OFFICE for Presentence Investigation Report. Sentencing is set for 6/15/2023 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 23A- In Person before Judge Rudolph Contreras. Bond Status of Defendant: Personal Recognizance; Court Reporter: Nancy Meyer; Defense Attorney: Christopher T. Tortorice."

Previously in US v. Ray Roseberry, Inner City Press live tweeted his appearance before DDC Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui - surmise from cross-talk that the docket number is 21-MAG-573, on PACER it's SEALED v. SEALED; Case is not available to the public.

Judge Faruqui: Have you taken any medication? Roseberry: I think not having my medication has made things worse. Judge Faruqui:

Mr. Roseberry, what haven't you been receiving? Roseberry: Blood pressure [voice cracks - very Southern accent] Judge Faruqui: Public defender, have you spoken with his wife?

PD: We knew about the events of yesterday, but only got assigned 10 minutes ago. We will not be taking a position... Judge Faruqui: I can't go forward if he does not understand.

AUSA: Your proposal makes sense to the government. Judge Faruqui: We'll make sure you get your medication. Roseberry: Yes sir thank you [voice cracking again - crying?] Judge Faruqui: We need to discuss pre trial detention

 Judge Faruqui: It's difficult for you to understand what is going on without your medication.  [So he will be detained, on this ground] Roseberry: I can tell in your voice you're a good man. I'll do anything you say.

 Judge Faruqui: We believe you are innocent, that's our job as judges. But these are the charges against you: threats of use of weapon of mass destruction, maximum is life imprisonment.

 Judge Faruqui: The government always does it's level best to get defendants discovery quickly. [What about the delayed Jan 6 video database with Deloitte?] Now a competency screening for Roseberry is being requested. Judge Faruqui: It is warranted, by Doctor Grant

 Judge Faruqui: It will take a couple of days. We will set it up offline and try to do it Monday. We'll issue a minute order/ [Note: Earlier today Copeland was found to be competent - and still detained, sealing fight

Judge Faruqui: I can't make any promises. If you are not competent, how do I get you into condition? Does that make sense Mr. Roseberry? Roseberry: Yes sir [no wavering of voice] Defense: We were going to come back Wednesday. In the afternoon.

 Judge Faruqui: So on the 25th, 4 pm. AUSA: We'll be moving for detention; we'll argue at the appropriate time. Roseberry: Thank y'all for y'all's time. Judge Faruqui mentions unsealing - we'll see.

Update: at the end, Judge Faruqui was told that a lawyer would just stay on for the 3 pm proceeding, in 10 minutes.  Judge Faruqui: "That's a sealed proceeding." Line went dead. Nothing listed in calendar... Watch this feed.

 On August 5, Inner City Press filed a letter and motion with DDC Judge Mehta, on its DocumentCloud here.

On August 16, this: "Judge Mehta is in receipt of your email requesting access to the videos filed in United States v. Harrelson, No. 21-cr-28-10.  Under Standing Order No. 21-28, in order for the court to grant Inner City Press access to the videos filed in Mr. Harrelson’s case, you will need to file an application for access pursuant to D.D.C. Local Criminal Rule 57.6."

So, citing the Rule, Inner City Press filed another letter, one page, now docketed here.  Granted. Story with video link.

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