Dr. Pamela Buchbinder is a psychiatrist from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She has lived in different parts of Florida, USA including Miami and Coconut Grove.
Buchbinder also previously lived in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She received her medical degree from University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- From 1997 to 2001, she completed her psychiatry residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
- She is 22 years older than her cousin Jacob “Jake” Nolan, the third and youngest child of Jim Nolan and Debbie Nolan. Jake was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 1997 and with bipolar disorder in 2009.
- Her former boyfriend Dr. Michael Weiss is also a psychiatrist. They broke up after she gave birth to their son Calder Weiss in 2006.
- In 2010, Jake lived part-time with her in her apartment in Manhattan. She gave him therapy sessions and monitored his meds and he helped take care of Calder. She allegedly convinced Jake that Michael was sexually abusing Calder.
- Michael took out a $1.5 million life insurance policy for Calder and gave her control starting on November 9, 2012 in the event of his death.
- On November 11, 2012, she accompanied Jake to a Home Depot in Chelsea, Manhattan where they bought a 10-pound sledgehammer. She allegedly drew a map of Michael’s office and asked him to kill Michael the next day.
- On November 12, 2012, Jake tried to kill Michael using the sledgehammer she and Jake just bought and a knife she had given her cousin as a gift. Both Jake and Michael were wounded but survived.
- In Jake’s trial in March 2016, defense attorney Steven Brounstein acknowledged that Jake tried to kill Michael but argued that she took advantage of her cousin’s fragile and submissive mental health. Jake was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to 9 years and 6 months.
- On October 19, 2017, she was arrested at a friend’s house outside Syracuse, New York and charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree attempted assault. She pleaded not guilty to both charges and hired Ronald Fishetti and Eric Franz as her defense attorneys. She was ordered held in the Rikers Island jail in The Bronx, New York City.
- On September 7, 2022, she pleaded guilty before Judge Thomas Farber in Manhattan Supreme Court to first-degree attempted assault and burglary and avoided a 25-year prison sentence if she was convicted at trial.
- On October 11, 2022, she claimed during her sentencing she had not taken her meds on September 7, 2022 and was high off second-hand smoke that day because people in the holding facility had been smoking synthetic marijuana near her. She tried to withdraw her plea but Farber rejected her motion.
- She was 52 years old when Farber sentenced her on October 11, 2022 to 11 years in prison. In 2027, with time off for good behavior, she will be free to start her life over and try to establish her relationship again with Calder, her attorneys claimed after the sentencing.