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Ex-beauty queen, UA law student given 2 years in torture-kidnap case (Kumari Fulbright)
The Arizona Star ^ | December 9, 2010 | Kim Smith

Posted on 12/09/2010 6:15:45 PM PST by Stoat

A former UA law school student and beauty queen was sentenced to two years in prison plus six years probation Thursday for her part in the kidnapping and torture of her former boyfriend.

 

 

Kumari Fulbright is leaning over and talking to her attorney Steve Sherick during her sentencing in Superior Court Thursday morning.

 

 

Kumari Fulbright, 28, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and aggravated assault as part of a plea agreement that stipulated the prison sentence.

It was left up to Pima County Superior Court Judge Michael Miller to decide how long she should be on probation following her release.

 

Defense attorney Steve Sherick asked for 18 months of probation. Prosecutor Michael Jette didn’t specify how long he thought she should be placed on probation, but told Miller she didn’t live up to the terms of her plea agreement and almost had it revoked.

 

According to prosecutors, Fulbright was dating Joshua Conway in the fall of 2007 when she asked him to sell jewelry she was given by her former boyfriend, Robert Ergonis.

When Ergonis came back into Fulbright’s life, Jette and co-counsel Kim Ortiz said Fulbright lied and told Ergonis Conway had stolen and sold the jewelry.

Fulbright lured Conway to her apartment on Dec. 8, 2007, and Ergonis and David Radde jumped him, the prosecutors said. Another man, Larry Hammond, helped to detain him.

Conway was beaten, cut with a knife and held at gunpoint for hours until he was able to escape.

Fulbright, Radde and Hammond entered deals with the state and agreed to testify against Ergonis at his trial last month.

Ergonis was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated robbery. Jurors acquitted him on a second count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, choosing instead to convict him of a less serious assault charge. He’s scheduled to be sentenced next week.

Fulbright told jurors the plan was only for Ergonis to talk Conway into telling them where the jewelry was. 

On Thursday, Jette told Miller Fulbright has done “anything and everything” to protect Ergonis, thus violating her promise to tell the truth on the stand. She also told Radde what he should testify, Jette said.

Conway’s desire to move on with his life is the only reason Fulbright was extended a plea agreement in the first place and it’s the only reason it hasn’t been revoked, Jette said.

Fulbright still hasn’t accepted responsibility for her actions or shown remorse, Jette said.

Sherick told Miller his client’s testimony was truthful and consistent with police statements and defense interviews she’s given. The defense attorney cited Fulbright’s remorse and behavior while on pretrial release and while in jail as reasons for a short term of probation.

Miller ordered Fulbright to pay $15,000 restitution. He also agreed to allow Fulbright to move to Florida when she is released from prison.

Contact reporter Kim Smith at 573-4241 or kimsmith@azstarnet.com

 


Courtesy Tucson Police Dept. Kumari Fulbright is shown in this police booking mug from January, 2008.

 


Kumari Fulbright appears in Pima County Superior Court in March, 2008. Fulbright was in court for a short hearing where she received permission to move to Texas.

 

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; az; beautyqueen; fulbright; kumarifulbright

 

1 posted on 12/09/2010 6:15:53 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; numberonepal; Lazamataz

“Don’t buy a book on dating advice from this person” Ping


2 posted on 12/09/2010 6:17:43 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Guilty, on ALL counts!


3 posted on 12/09/2010 6:20:43 PM PST by Professional
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To: Stoat

First off..beauty queen?

Secondly...law student?

Thirdly....move to FLORIDA?

NO THANKS!!


4 posted on 12/09/2010 6:22:21 PM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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More:

 

Ex-Arizona beauty queen gets prison time

 

Fulbright and three men were arrested in December 2007 after the alleged victim told police he'd been tied up and kept captive for eight to 10 hours, robbed and tortured.

Fulbright ran in the Miss Arizona contest and was named Miss Pima County in 2005 and Miss Desert Sun in 2006.


5 posted on 12/09/2010 6:23:37 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

She’s very “Ex”


6 posted on 12/09/2010 6:25:29 PM PST by hometoroost (From Hope and Change to Gropin' Some Strange)
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To: Professional

Guilty, on ALL counts!

A testament to "the power of maekup" I suppose.

7 posted on 12/09/2010 6:29:14 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat
She looks like she was zotted.


8 posted on 12/09/2010 6:31:03 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Stoat
Fulbright ran in the Miss Arizona contest and was named Miss Pima County in 2005 and Miss Desert Sun in 2006.

I'd hate to see the girls that LOST!

9 posted on 12/09/2010 6:31:59 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: hometoroost

She’s very “Ex” Sometimes the 'celebrity' sections of websites will run photo spreads of "Stars without Makeup".
Sometimes the difference is breathtaking, and you wouldn't even recognize the person if you walked past them without makeup on.


10 posted on 12/09/2010 6:33:11 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: GatorGirl

First off..beauty queen?

Secondly...law student?

Thirdly....move to FLORIDA?

NO THANKS!!

Astonishing, isn't it?  Some people are handed incredible opportunities and then they throw it all away.

You can take the thug out of the 'hood......

11 posted on 12/09/2010 6:39:38 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

“He also agreed to allow Fulbright to move to Florida when she is released from prison.”

Not another crazy moving here. Keep em where you breed em.


12 posted on 12/09/2010 6:41:07 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kirkwood
She looks like she was zotted.

Multiple times, with a poorly-tuned beeber stuner.

13 posted on 12/09/2010 6:41:21 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat
Beauty queen?

That implies that she was the prettiest one in the contest.

My, my.

14 posted on 12/09/2010 6:43:14 PM PST by blam
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To: Stoat

The makeup artists and photographer/photoshop-experts deserve an award for the miracles they performed!


15 posted on 12/09/2010 6:43:29 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Stoat

16 posted on 12/09/2010 6:45:40 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

With a change like that I’d say she got heavy into drugs.


17 posted on 12/09/2010 6:55:31 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: blam
Good grief!
18 posted on 12/09/2010 6:56:25 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Stoat

Once was hot, now is not.


19 posted on 12/09/2010 7:00:40 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: All
More from YouTube:

 

YouTube - Beauty Queen Kidnap Case 911 Calls

 

 

20 posted on 12/09/2010 7:04:58 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

>> A former UA law school student and beauty queen

Wow, they’ve sure defined “beauty queen” down since I was a pup.

Not “lawyer” though — those are still every bit as ugly as they used to be.


21 posted on 12/09/2010 7:08:45 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Stoat
"Ex-beauty Queen"

Now she's the Lizard Queen


22 posted on 12/09/2010 7:31:52 PM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: colorado tanker
With a change like that I’d say she got heavy into drugs.

Or a mental illness.

23 posted on 12/09/2010 7:36:59 PM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew Jerking Iron.....)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Once was hot, now is not.

Good body with the gun shot but that face is donotwant.jpeg

24 posted on 12/09/2010 7:39:55 PM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew Jerking Iron.....)
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To: Iron Munro

More like Borg Queen.


25 posted on 12/09/2010 7:43:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: blam
That implies that she was the prettiest one in the contest.

Kinda makes you want to see the ones that were uglier than her...if you were into poking your eyes out and all.

26 posted on 12/09/2010 7:47:39 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Iron Munro

I just want to know what happened to her head in this photo. Sort of looks like tire tracks which could ‘splain some things.


27 posted on 12/09/2010 7:53:59 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Stoat; massmike; blam; colorado tanker
I'd hate to see the girls that LOST!

She used to be beautiful:

With a change like that I’d say she got heavy into drugs.

Yep. To go from the picture on the right to looking like she does in the left photo, I figure it had to be either crack or meth. Looking at he booking photo on the left I notice what looks to me like evidence of scabs on her forehead, so I am going to go with Meth.

With no remorse and with the new "tough girl" hair style she's sporting in the picture of her in the orange prison jumpsuit up at the top, I would predict that she will be in trouble again.

And probably either dead or in prison for a long time sooner rather than later.

What a dumb girl to throw it all away like that, and not even feel sorry for it...

28 posted on 12/09/2010 8:17:21 PM PST by Screaming_Gerbil (Life is God's gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to God. Make it a fantastic one.)
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To: Stoat

I’ll buy law student. Someone’s going to have to convince me about the beauty queen part.


29 posted on 12/09/2010 8:28:11 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: massmike
Fulbright ran in the Miss Arizona contest and was named Miss Pima County in 2005 and Miss Desert Sun in 2006.

Oh, I see they must have mistyped the name of the county.

≤}B^)

30 posted on 12/09/2010 8:53:32 PM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Those hairdos are very complex and very expensive. They do, however, last at least a month. How does a prisoner afford the time (all day) to get it done, much less pay the beautician?

Her look in this pic seems to say she knows she got off relatively scot-free. She is a user, a liar, and will be back in the slammer within a year of being freed. She will have learned nothing.


31 posted on 12/09/2010 9:21:13 PM PST by EDINVA (5H3)
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To: EDINVA

“How does a prisoner afford the time (all day) to get it done, much less pay the beautician?”

Without reading any of the links, if she’s been in jail awaiting trial maybe one of her sister prisoners did it for her. I mean they do have time on their hands.


32 posted on 12/09/2010 10:10:46 PM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

Could be .. or maybe she was out on bond during the trial? Really had forgotten about this case. She got off way too easy. She can wear her hair any way she wants. She’s still a loser.


33 posted on 12/09/2010 10:17:43 PM PST by EDINVA (5H3)
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More:

 

Miss America State Contestants

 

Miss Pima County

Image of regional contestant


Kumari Fulbright

Platform:
S.H.A.R.P.: Students Helping and Reaching People
Talent: Theatric Interpretation, "Phenomenal Woman"
 

 

 

 

 

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34 posted on 12/09/2010 10:52:45 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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