In a letter to the choose overseeing Maxwell’s case, Maxwell’s lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, mentioned her consumer is “unable to properly prepare, for sentencing,” after officers on the Metropolitan Detention Center on Friday declared the suicide watch and abruptly moved Maxwell to solitary confinement.
Sternheim mentioned Maxwell was given a “suicide smock,” and her clothes, toothpaste, cleaning soap and authorized papers have been taken away.
The lawyer additionally mentioned Maxwell “is not suicidal,” a conclusion she mentioned a psychologist who evaluated the 60-year-old British socialite on Saturday morning additionally reached.
“If Ms Maxwell remains on suicide watch, is prohibited from reviewing legal materials prior to sentencing, becomes sleep deprived, and is denied sufficient time to meet with and confer with counsel, we will be formally moving on Monday for an adjournment,” Sternheim wrote.
A spokesman for US Attorney Damian Williams in Manhattan, whose workplace prosecuted Maxwell, declined to remark.
Epstein, 66, killed himself in August 2019 in a Manhattan jail cell, the place the financier was awaiting trial for intercourse trafficking.
Maxwell was convicted on Dec 29 on 5 felony counts, together with intercourse trafficking, for recruiting and grooming 4 women for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.
Prosecutors have mentioned Maxwell ought to spend a minimum of 30 years in jail, citing her “utter lack of remorse.” Maxwell desires a time period shorter than 20 years.
The sentence will likely be imposed by US Circuit Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan federal courtroom.
Maxwell has been held within the Brooklyn jail since shortly after her July 2020 arrest.
Her attorneys objected a number of instances earlier than trial in regards to the confinement situations there, together with final November when Sternheim likened them to Hannibal Lecter’s from the 1991 Oscar-winning movie “The Silence of the Lambs.”