Records: Ex-prison guard linked to cop killer to plead guilty
Nancy Gonzalez, the former prison guard from Huntington Station accused of conceiving a baby in prison with convicted double cop killer Ronell Wilson, is scheduled to plead guilty on Monday, according to records in federal court in Brooklyn.
A plea, which lawyers involved in the case had previously said was likely, would pave the way for Gonzalez to be called as a witness in Wilson's ongoing death penalty retrial, although it isn't clear which side would benefit from testimony about the incident.
The planned plea was disclosed in a docket entry posted on Friday that said a "plea hearing" was scheduled before a federal magistrate at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Prosecutors had no comment but Gonzalez's lawyer Anthony Ricco confirmed that a plea is scheduled.
Gonzalez, 29, was accused in February of having sex with Wilson last year in his cell and in a vacant room at the federal jail in Brooklyn where she was working a 4 p.m. to midnight shift. She allegedly told friends she wanted to "give hope" to Wilson.
The baby was born in March. Court records did not indicate the charges to which she has agreed to plead guilty, but she was charged with unlawfully having relations with a person who was under her control in prison, a crime that carries up to 15 years in prison.
Wilson was convicted in 2006 of killing NYPD detectives James Nemorin of Baldwin Harbor and Rodney Andrews of Middle Village during an undercover gun buy on Staten Island in 2003. He was sentenced to death, but an appeals court in 2011 ordered a retrial of the penalty portion of the trial.
His retrial began last week in federal court in Brooklyn. Neither side mentioned the case against Gonzalez during opening statements.