Former beauty queen jailed

FORMER beauty queen accused of orchestrating the kidnapping and torturing of her ex-boyfriend has been jailed. Kumari Fulbright, 28, was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison and six years probation. She pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and aggravated assault as part of a plea agreement that stipulated the prison sentence. The Arizona Daily Star says it was up to a judge to decide how long Fulbright would be on probation after shes released. Fulbright, a University of Arizona law school student, arrested with three men in December 2007 after the ex-boyfriend told police hed been tied up and kept captive for eight to 10 hours, robbed and tortured. A former UA law school student and beauty queen was sentenced to two years in prison plus six years probation for her part in the kidnapping and torture of her former boyfriend. Fulbright was dating Joshua Conway when she asked him to sell jewellery she was given by her former boyfriend, Robert Ergonis, according to prosecutors. When Ergonis came back into Fulbrights life, she lied and told Ergonis that Conway had stolen and sold the jewellery. Fulbright lured Conway to her flat and Ergonis and David Radde jumped him, the prosecutors said. Independent 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. Fulbright told jurors that the plan was only for Ergonis to talk Conway into telling them where the jewellery was. 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. Hes scheduled to be sentenced next week. In Pima County Superior Court, Judge Michael Miller sentenced Fulbright. He ordered her to pay $15,000 in restitution, but agreed to allow Fulbright to move to Florida when she is released from prison. Fulbright competed in the Miss Arizona contest and was named Miss Pima County in 2005 and Miss Desert Sun in 2006. -ndependent

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