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Ariz Beauty Kumari Fulbright: 2 Years for Kidnap, Torture

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Former Arizona beauty queen Kumari Fulbright has been sentenced to two years in prison for  kidnap and torture of a former boyfriend.

In December 2007, Fulbright and three men tied up and beat Joshua Conway for some 10 hours until he escaped.

Fulbright had been dating Conway when she asked him to sell jewelry she was given by her former boyfriend, Robert Ergonis. When Ergonis came back into Fulbright's life, she lied and told Ergonis that Conway had stolen the jewelry and sold it.

Fulbright lured Conway to her apartment in Tucson, Arizona, where she claimed the plan was for Ergonis to only talk to Conway about the jewelry. Instead, Ergonis and two other men jumped him and tied him up. 

Conway was beaten, cut with a knife and held at gunpoint until he escaped.

Fulbright and the two men made deals with prosecutors to plead guilty and testify against Ergonis.

Ergonis was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated robbery last month. He'll be sentenced next week.

With that verdict, the path was cleared for Fulbright to be sentenced on her guilty plea to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Fulbright competed in the Miss Arizona contest and was named Miss Pima County in 2005 and Miss Desert Sun in 2006.

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