Convicted cop killer Ronell Wilson impregnated female guard in twisted plan to avoid death penaltyFebruary 6, 2013
The guard, Nancy Gonzalez, has been arrested for taking part in the scheme and could face 15 years in prison. She’s eight months pregnant
BY JOHN MARZULLI/ New york daily News
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013, 12:16 PM
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.
Wilson, 30, 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.”
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.
Their hookups occurred over three weekends during which “the sole purpose was to impregnate her,” the complaint states.
Gonzalez became pregnant in June 2012, the complaint says.
Wilson was moved to solitary confinement in August while agents from the Department of Justice’s inspector general’s office launched an investigation.
During Wilson’s 2007 trial for killing the undercover detectives in cold blood, prosecutors introduced a letter he wrote to another inmate, “I just need a baby before this pigz try to take my life. I need to have something behind me.”
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 when he is resentenced later this year.
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.”
Gonzalez reportedly told her boyfriend’s mother that she is ready to “own up to her part of it but by no means is she going to make someone go on death row,” the complaint states.
Federal prosecutors are prepared to argue to a new jury that Wilson remains a danger in prison because of his membership in the Bloods gang and his skill at manipulating prison staff. That makes him a high risk to escape or pass messages to associates on the outside.