…and the whole thing lasted all of TWO minutes! That was a reeeeeeeally expensive (and short) eff! O my, what very poor judgment. How do people end up in these very tragic circumstances? Is it loneliness?
Former federal prison guard Nancy Gonzalez gave birth to the child of Ronell Wilson, the convicted cop killer who is being resentenced in the same Brooklyn courthouse where his one-time illicit lover pleaded guilty Wednesday
BY JOHN MARZULLI / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
MARK BONIFACIO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Former federal prison guard Nancy Gonzalez pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sex with cop killer Ronell Wilson while she was supposed to be guarding him in prison. In March, Gonzalez gave birth to the killer’s son.
He’s facing the death penalty, but he’s already had his two minutes in heaven.
Jurors deciding whether to sentence Ronell Wilson to death or life in prison for killing two NYPD detectives were shown video evidence of the convict’s closed-door rendezvous with his illicit lover, prison guard Nancy Gonzalez.
It only lasted two minutes, but there very well may have been some kinky activity in the “activity room” where the two stole away on July 15, 2012.
Nine months later, on March 22, 2013, Gonzalez gave birth to the killer’s son, Justus.
The surveillance video filmed inside Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center showed Gonzalez leaving her security post to meet up with Wilson, who had put down a mop he was using for chores and was waiting for her in the “activity room,” Bureau of Prisons Lt. Steve Rivera testified Wednesday.
Ronell Wilson, 31, is being resentenced for the murders of two undercover NYPD detectives in 2003. Jurors on Wednesday were shown prison surveillance camera footage that revealed how Wilson and prison guard Nancy Gonzalez had a secret meeting in an activity room. The camera didn’t reveal what happened inside the room, but nine months later Gonzalez gave birth to Wilson’s child.
The lovers were inside for two minutes, according to the time stamp on the video played in Brooklyn Federal Court. The footage does not show what happened inside the room.
Rivera said it was not proper procedure for Gonzalez and Wilson to be in the room together.
“It’s not safe, especially for a female officer,” Rivera said. “She’s in there alone with him. She has keys to the front door, and there’s no video.”
“No one is,” Rivera replied.
Jurors are deciding whether to send Wilson to death row or to sentence him to life in prison without parole.
Earlier in the video, Wilson, 31, was seen holding a mop with one hand and haphazardly wiping the floor while Gonzalez sat like a queen bee at the security desk in the middle of the cellblock unit.
She then makes a pit stop in the bathroom before joining Wilson in the activity room.
While Rivera did not opine on what was going on behind the closed door, prison snitch Kevin Johansen described another incident that made clear the inmate’s relationship with his female jailer.
The snitch said he saw Gonzalez holding open Wilson’s cell door while the other prisoners were locked down for a headcount.
“When she walked away I saw Mr. Wilson’s pants around his ankles and his genitals were exposed,” Johansen said.
Wilson was convicted of executing undercover NYPD Detective Rodney Andrews, 34, (pictured) and his partner, Det. James Nemorin, during a gun buy-and-bust operation on Staten Island in 2003.
The jury is charged with resentencing Wilson for the murders of undercover NYPD Detectives Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin, who were executed during a gun buy-and-bust operation on Staten Island in 2003.
The jury was dismissed when Gonzalez herself arrived at the courthouse to plead guilty to having sex with Wilson between March and August 2012.
“I knew it was unlawful for me to have sex with an inmate who was in detention and under my supervision,” said Gonzalez, 29, whose sentencing guidelines call for a prison stint of 10 to 16 months.
Magistrate Marilyn Go is not bound by the guidelines.
Outside court, Gonzalez told reporters she was “relieved.”
NYPD Det. James Nemorin
Statements from her defense lawyer, Anthony Ricco, were far more interesting. Ricco said Gonzalez still “feels love” for Wilson, though she was never “in love” with him.
The lawyer compared them to star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, whose relationship was also denounced.
“People find love in all places; it’s an emotion, it’s not tied to factors we can understand,” Ricco said.
Federal prosecutors and Wilson’s defense have subpoenaed Gonzalez to testify at the cop killer’s re-sentencing, according to Ricco.
On Tuesday, prosecutors played a recording of a telephone call between Wilson and his girlfriend — a woman other than Gonzalez — in which they’re discussing her sexually pleasuring him with her hand in the prison visiting room while his mother and sister were present.
Wilson’s sexual escapades aside, the court proceeding took a somber turn when family members of slain detectives took the stand to describe the impact their deaths had on their kin.
“The pain will never go away,” said Rodney Andrews’s widow, Maryann Andrews. “The world kept moving, but time stopped for us. It’s like a fuzzy screen on television. We’re waiting for it to become clear.
“Rodney loved his children so much. All he ever wanted was to grow old with his children and see his children grow old. Our lives were ruined.”