Fridley’s close-lipped inmate, “Jane Doe,” made a brief appearance in Anoka County Court this afternoon for a hearing related to the question of whether she is psychiatrically competent to stand trial.
At her first appearance in court, Jane Doe .
Anoka County authorities —but not before her refusal to cooperate with police .
Thomas faces, and, after Fridley where they said she had draped the windows, hung a shower curtain and installed crown moulding.
Thomas appeared Wednesday afternoon in a wood-and-baize Anoka courtroom with dreadlocked hair tied back in a tidy bun and wrists shackled to her belt above a baggy white sweatshirt.
Her public defender, Jennifer Pratt, said that Thomas declined to meet with a psychiatric evaluator.
“I explained to her that it is in her best interest to meet with him,” Pratt said.
Judge Alan Pendleton instructed Thomas that she should cooperate with the doctor.
“I want you to meet with him,” Pendleton said. “Will you be able to meet with him?”
“Yes,” Thomas answered flatly.
Thomas’s attorney also asked for her bail to be reduced from $100,000, noting that Thomas “doesn’t have much cash.”
“Given that she is now identified, I would ask the court for a bail amount more in line with her record and what she’s been charged with,” Pratt said.
Pendleton said he would consider a bail evaluation.
During the hearing, the record was also changed to reflect that Thomas’s middle name is Anquinette, not Antoinette.
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