Convicted cop killer Ronell Wilson hatched a plan to avoid the death penalty by impregnating a female guard with his evil seed at the federal jail in Brooklyn.
Federal agents arrested the guard, Nancy Gonzalez, at her Huntington, Long Island, home Tuesday. She is eight months pregnant.
Gonzalez, 29, a guard at the Metropolitan Detention Center, was charged with have sexual intercourse with an inmate and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Brooklyn Federal Court. She faces 15 years in prison if convicted.
Detective Rodney Andrews and Detective James Nemorin were murdered while conducting undercover gun buys.
Wilson, who is facing the death penalty for murdering undercover NYPD detectives Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin during a gun buy and bust, was outed by prison snitches, according to a complaint.
Gonzalez allegedly serviced Wilson while the other inmates were locked down in their cells.
One informant spotted her moving away from Wilson’s cell door while he was standing on the doorway “with his pants down, exposing his genitals.”
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Gonzalez admitted the illicit relationship in a recorded telephone conversation with her boyfriend who is incarcerated in state prison.
She “kind of got sucked into his world” and she “felt like, well, why not give him (Wilson) a child as far as giving him some kind of hope,” court papers state.
“I took a chance because I was so vulnerable and wanted to be loved and now I am carrying his child,” she said.
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Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) president Michael Palladino and Detective Mary Ann Andrews, widow of slain Detective Rodney Andrews speak in a press conference at DEA headquarters to react to news that a federal appeals court overturned the a jury verdict sentencing cop killer Ronell Wilson to death.
Wilson was moved to solitary confinement last August while agents from the Department of Justice’s inspector general’s office launched an investigation.
In November, a hearing was held on Wilson’s claim that he is mentally retarded and therefore not eligible for the death penalty. A decision from Judge Nicholas Garaufis is pending. It is unclear how Gonzalez’s arrest will affect the mental retardation motion.
“If this was done by design, it’s not the actions of a person who is mentally retarded,” said Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives Endowment Association. “It’s a devious plot to avoid the death penalty.”
Wilson was sentenced to die by a federal jury but the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the sentence due to prosecutorial error. He still faces life in prison or death by lethal injection.
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