A self-styled “freaky” former public defender in Missouri has been sentenced to federal jail for smuggling heroin to a convicted assassin with whom she had a romantic relationship, authorities mentioned.
Juliane L. Colby, 44, slipped the medicine to an inmate on the Western Missouri Correctional Middle in August 2019 by hiding them in an envelope marked “authorized mail,” in line with prosecutors.
The previous staffer with the Jackson County Public Defender’s Workplace was sentenced Tuesday to 1 12 months and one month behind bars with out parole.
She pleaded responsible in February to 1 depend of conspiracy to distribute heroin for smuggling the three.25 grams of black tar to her love curiosity, in line with the US Lawyer’s Workplace for the Western District of Missouri.
Colby, of Shawnee, Kansas, slipped the medicine in an envelope that additionally contained paperwork from an inactive courtroom case together with pictures of herself, prosecutors mentioned.
The heroin was packed into eight small baggies taped behind the flap of the envelope, which had a pretend return deal with for a regulation agency and was addressed to a different inmate who was housed in the identical unit as Colby’s beau, authorities mentioned.
Courtroom paperwork present Colby “started a romantic relationship” with a person recognized as “Conspirator 1” whereas she labored as an legal professional on his protection for the state public defender’s workplace in 2017.
Colby, who was indicted in March, was fired from her job as a mitigation specialist with the general public defender’s workplace that 12 months after speaking with a person awaiting trial for homicide on a telephone illegally smuggled into the jail, KSHB reported.
Courtroom paperwork present Colby and Ce-Antonyo Kennedy, then 19, had traded dozens of messages utilizing the smuggled telephone beginning in February 2017, together with many who have been sexually charged.
“Query, have you ever solely dated black ladies?” one message despatched by Colby learn, in line with the submitting.
“Truthfully yeah however I’ve been with all form earlier than,” Kennedy replied. “[Why?]”
“Simply curious … Asians are one of the best, simply so you understand,” Colby later wrote. “I do know individuals say, when you go black you by no means return.”
The frisky legal professional then claimed she was “nice at what I do” in one other message.
“I’ve been instructed I’m one of the best by each man I’ve ever been with,” she continued.
“LOL, I need discover out for myself,” Kennedy replied whereas asking if she was in her sexual peak.
“I’ve all the time been in a sexual peak and I’m Asian so I’ve all the time been a freak!” Colby wrote.
“Freaky sufficient to offer it to me in a jail visitation room?” Kennedy requested.
“That’s probably not being freaky, that’s playing! Lol,” Colby shot again.
Kennedy then requested if Colby would take into account his request if they might entry a personal room with out guards or cameras, courtroom paperwork present.
“Simply so you understand, it has nothing to do with not desirous to be with you,” Colby wrote. “But when I acquired caught, I may lose my job, my regulation license and my social work license. I simply couldn’t take that danger.”
Kennedy was convicted in April 2017 of second-degree homicide within the taking pictures demise of a 14-year-old woman at a Kansas Metropolis water park.
Colby confronted felony fees for appearing in live performance in possession of a mobile phone in a correctional facility, however she entered a diversion program and fees have been dismissed in 2019, federal prosecutors mentioned.
Colby usually visited Kennedy in August 2019 as he served his sentence for the 2015 slaying of Alexis Kane, who was crushed and shot at The Bay Water Park in south Kansas Metropolis.
Colby and Kennedy had a number of telephone calls throughout which they used codewords to debate their plan to mail heroin into the power, in addition to a earlier profitable smuggling supply. The calls have been recorded, federal prosecutors mentioned.
With Submit wires