A guard at a federal prison in New York could be facing 15 years in jail for getting involved in an intimate relationship with an inmate.
29-year-old Nancy Gonzalez's affair was revealed as she became pregnant with the felon's child, New York Post writes. Brooklyn federal prosecutors have pressed charges following an investigation that carried on for months.
According to NY Daily News, 30-year-old Ronell Wilson has been a prisoner at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since 2003.
He was convicted of murdering two undercover NYPD detectives in Staten Island. Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin were shot during a gun sales-related sting. He stands to be sentenced soon, and could be awarded the death penalty.
In a 2007 letter to another inmate included as evidence in his trial, he professed his intentions to have a child.
“I just need a baby before this pigz try to take my life. I need to have something behind me,” Wilson wrote.
One of Gonzalez's phone conversations detailed that she intended to become pregnant, trying to conceive on three separate occasions.
“Why not give him a child as far as giving him some kind of hope,” she said.
She also confessed to being vulnerable and becoming sucked in while acting as Wilson's mentor, putting in efforts to help him.
“I just basically got wrapped up in something that I should not have got wrapped up [in] ... getting myself up with someone that is so high profile that when he farts it makes the news,” Gonzalez allegedly said about Wilson.
“I can't explain it. I know what's to come. I know what is going to be said about me. I know that for me as a parent, how am I going to explain this to this little boy? Mommy was in the military. Mommy was a C.O. [corrections officer.] Mommy got wrapped up in …So how do you explain that,” she added.