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Accused correction officer held in psychiatric unit

Nassau Correction Officer Kim Wolfe is escorted out

Nassau Correction Officer Kim Wolfe is escorted out of police headquarters in Mineola to be arraigned on Thursday. (June 17, 2010) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The Nassau correction officer accused of killing her ex-girlfriend and her uncle, shooting and wounding another relative and kidnapping her niece is in a Queens hospital's psychiatric unit, according to city records.

Kim Wolfe, 43, of North Babylon, is being held in the prison ward at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, according to the New York City Department of Correction.

It is the only secure city facility for women "requiring acute psychiatric care," according to the department.

Wolfe, who worked for two decades at the Nassau jail facility in East Meadow, was arraigned in Hempstead Thursday behind a frosted glass wall. A judge ordered her held without bail.

Wolfe shot and killed ex-girlfriend Stacie Williams, 45, just outside Nassau University Medical Center Wednesday. Wolfe then went to her family's Hempstead home and shot and killed an uncle, Marshall Williams Jr., 56, and shot her grandfather in the leg before forcing her niece into her car at gunpoint, police said. Wolfe was later arrested without incident.

After she complained of shortness of breath, a doctor at NUMC cleared her for incarceration.

A Nassau district court judge ordered that Wolfe be held at a Suffolk facility. A Suffolk sheriff's representative said its Nassau counterpart had not contacted it by Thursday evening or submitted a request to house Wolfe.

Calls to Nassau's acting sheriff, Michael Sposato, were not returned.

A call to Wolfe's attorney, Nassau County Sheriff Officers Association counsel Frederick Annibale Jr., was not immediately returned Friday.

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