A lot of doomed prisoners have devised plans to escape the death penalty. Few, if any, have ever succeeded.
Ronell Wilson was sentenced to death in 2003 after being convicted of capital murder against two New York police officers. In an effort to avoid a seemingly unavoidable fate, he decided to impregnate a female guard at his Brooklyn jail.
29-year-old Nancy Gonzalez, who resides in Long Island, was arrested on Tuesday for having sexual intercourse with an inmate. She is currently eight months pregnant -- allegedly with Wilson’s baby -- and will spend 15 years in prison if she is convicted.
Authorities were first made aware of the situation by an informant who saw Gonzalez moving away from Wilson’s door while his pants were removed. Later Gonzalez admitted to having sex with Wilson in a recorded telephone conversation with her boyfriend.
According to court papers, Gonzalez said she got “sucked into [Wilson’s] world,” and believed that giving Wilson a child would give him some sort of hope.
Gonzalez also claimed that during the three weekends when they had sex she “was vulnerable and wanted to be loved.” Of course, for Wilson the sole purpose of intercourse was to impregnate her.
Even though Gonzalez didn’t become pregnant until June of 2012, Wilson has allegedly been planning on having a child for a while. During his 2007 trial, prosecutors introduced a letter he wrote to another inmate that read, “I just need a baby before this pigz try to take my life. I need to have something behind me.”
In November, five months after Gonzalez was impregnated, a trial was held over Wilson’s claim that he is mentally retarded and ineligible for the death penalty. The decision from the judge is still pending and it is unknown how Gonzalez’s pregnancy will affect the ruling.
Wilson is a member of the Bloods gang as is known for his ability to manipulate prison staff, according to the prosecution.