Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Kumari Fulbright, in an undated photo provided by the Tucson Police Department in Tucson, Ariz.


Beauty queen in kidnap, assault case makes bail
Law student accused of holding, torturing ex-boyfriend with accomplices

updated 7:07 p.m. PT, Wed., Jan. 2, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. - A former Miss Pima County and current University of Arizona law school student has been freed on bond and authorities are searching for an ex-boyfriend accused of helping her kidnap and assault another former boyfriend.

An indictment and police descriptions of Kumari Fulbright's alleged actions in early December seem to contradict her public persona as a Tucson beauty queen and serious student who just finished a semester as an unpaid extern for a federal judge.

The 25-year-old, midway through her second year in law school, faces a long prison term if convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated assault.

A Dec. 18 indictment in Pima County Superior Court accused Fulbright of forcibly holding and torturing a 24-year-old former boyfriend 10 days earlier with the help of three other men, including an earlier ex.

Tucson police are looking to serve that former boyfriend, Robert Ergonis, 44, and his brother, Michael Ergonis, 46, with arrest warrants charging them with kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault, but believe they may have fled the country.


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