Nancy Gonzalez, a federal prison guard from Huntington accused of having sex with an inmate convicted of killing two NYPD officers, missed her court hearing Wednesday morning because she went into labor, according to her attorney Anthony Ricco.
"Ms. Gonzalez entered contractions this morning. The baby is expected within 24 hours," Ricco told Judge Brian Cogan in federal court in Brooklyn about 9:50 a.m.
Gonzalez, 30, allegedly had sex with inmate Ronell Wilson, 30, while he was being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn during post-trial proceedings. Gonzalez had said that the baby is likely his, authorities have said.
Prosecutors told the judge that they were in negotiations with Gonzalez, who pleaded not guilty March 5, to possibly change her plea. Cogan waived Gonzalez's court appearance and gave the parties 60 days to come to a decision. Gonzalez will remain free until that date.
His death sentence was overturned, and he is awaiting a new penalty trial this year.