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After Duo Was Charged With Bank Robbery Man Dies in MDC Now Woman Put On Notice

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 19 – William Thompson and Natalie Credell were arrested on December 29, 2023 and charged with attempted bank robbery. 

 On January 2, they came before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge James L. Cott. Inner City Press was there, the only media in the SDNY Mag Court. 

  Thompson, with two family members in the gallery, consented to continued detention and was led out.

Then Natalie Credell, through counsel, argued for release on bond.  It was said she didn't handle the gun, and that she had only wanted money to pay one of her sons' college tuition.

 Judge Cott agreed she could be released that afternoon on $75,000 bond, with one co-signed to be identified later. Reference was made to drug treatment.

Jump cut to March 19, 2024, when Credell was back before Magistrate Judge Gary Stein, with bail revocation on the table. Inner City Press was there, thread:

bail revocation hearing on accused bank robber whose partner died Monday in the MDC Brooklyn jail. AUSA: Michael Thompson passed away Monday in the MDC. There is no indication of foul play or self harm, it is still under review. We are asking for detention Defense: She has cognitive impairment and drug addiction. The mitigation specialist is here in court

Defense: She has no MetroCard, phone worked only on WiFi. She self medicates, she didn't know fentanyl was in it.  Being poor doesn't help. Judge: Drug treatment was offered.

 Judge: This has not been fair to Pre Trial Services, nor to your lawyer. It's mostly unfair to yourself. You didn't go to treatment at St. Mark's. If and when you get sentenced, you'll want to show progress. I do not believe that's going to happen in the MDC

Judge: I would like to give you one last chance. But this is the last one. Do you understand? Defendant: Yes. Judge: In 2 week, there must be a plan from your Mitigation Specialist. In 1 week, St Mark's intake. You must have a phone, even if only WiFi...

Hours later, the defendant was still in the courthouse. While others were detained, it appeared that mercy had been shown.

 The case is US v. Credell, 23-mj-7705 (Stein)


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