It’s some twisted love story.
Nancy Gonzalez, a nighttime officer at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, is at the center of a controversy after sleeping with Ronell Wilson – one of the most infamous cop killers in New York City history – and getting pregnant with his child.
According to The New York Times, the affair started in March of last year and carried on until August, when Wilson was placed in solitary confinement without being told why, court documents show.
Wilson’s fellow inmates allegedly witnessed Gonzalez and Wilson talking for hours, smooching, kissing and even disappearing together behind closed doors.
Gonzalez fessed up that she and Wilson, who is on death row, had sex repeatedly in the hopes of getting pregnant.
“Why not give him a child, as far as giving him some kind of hope?” she told the Times.
“I took a chance because I was so vulnerable and wanted to be loved and now I am carrying his child,” Gonzalez said in a recorded phone call to another inmate.
“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.,’ ” Gonzalez said. “And then the opposite end is with a person who took lives.”
Gonzalez, 29, was arraigned on Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing an inmate because inmates by law cannot consent to sexual relations. She showed up to court looking swollen pregnant — eight months to be exact. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison.
Still, her lawyer argued in court that Gonzalez should be pardoned because “She’s had a very tragic life.”
“As this case proceeds, you’ll learn more about it and how these [tragic events] affected her judgment,” Anthony L. Ricco, Gonzalez’s attorney said.
“People find love in the strangest places,” he added.
The New York Times said that Wilson showed concerns about spreading his seeds when he was sentenced to death row.
“I just need a baby before thiz pigz (sic) try to take my life. I need to have something behinde (sic),” he wrote to another inmate.