On Nov. 11, 2012, Jake Nolan accompanied his cousin, psychiatrist Dr. Pamela Buchbinder, to a NYC Home Depot where Buchbinder purchased a sledgehammer; 24 hours later, the sledgehammer became a key piece of evidence in a crime that ended with Nolan and Dr. Michael Weiss in the hospital.
Dr. Buchbinder and Jake Nolan can be seen, upper right, in a New York City Home Depot the night before Nolan attacked Dr. Michael Weiss-- Buchbinder's ex-lover. Buchbinder has not commented on why she purchased the sledgehammer.
Jake Nolan claims Pamela Buchbinder manipulated him into attacking Weiss. Buchbinder has been charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree attempted assault. She denies any involvement in the planning or execution of the attack.