Married prison guard who ‘thought she was the queen of the jail’ after losing weight admits to having a secret affair with a cop killer inmate
- A married prison guard has admitted to an affair with a prisoner at a NSW prison
- Amy Connors made the admission in court to affair with prisoner Sione Penisini
- Connors has pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office and larceny charges
A married prison guard has admitted in court to having a secret affair with a cop killer inmate.
Corrective Services New South Wales officer Amy Connors made the admission in court on Wednesday – almost a year to the day since her first appearance in court after the relationship uncovered.
Connors sobbed on the stand as she admitted to the affair with prisoner Sione Penisini, reported 7 News.
Amy Connors (left) admitted to the affair with the killer of Senior Constable Glenn McEnallay (right)
Corrective Services New South Wales officer Amy Connors admitted to the affair with prisoner Sione Penisini (pictured)
Penisini will be eligible for parole in eight years after decades spent behind bars for the 2002 slaying of highway patrol officer, Senior Constable Glenn McEnallay.
Penisini was jailed for 36 years and was serving his sentence at Mid North Coast Correctional Centre in Kempsey where Conners was a guard.
He was booted to another jail after prison officials learned of the affair.
Connors was previously suspended from her job when Corrective Services intelligence officers uncovered the affair after learning of phone conversations between the pair.
‘She thought she was the queen of the jail once the weight fell off,’ a source claimed to Angle News Australia at the time.
‘She wore thick caked on make up to work, bright red lipstick and way too much perfume.’
Her defence lawyer Scott James said his client was doing well but concerned about the result of the trial.
‘She’s okay, she’s concerned of what is going to happen,’ he told 7 News.
Connors reportedly sobbed on the stand on Wednesday as she admitted to the affair
Amy Connors a former correctional services officer pictured with friends
Connors has pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office and larceny.
Her defence team, however, is disputing the police version of events – two points in particular.
She claims that her affair with the prisoner was not sexual and she also denies smuggling contraband into the prison to him and other prisoners.
Her next court appearance will be for her sentencing at the District Court in Port Macquarie.
Connors (pictured) was previously suspended from her job when Corrective Services intelligence officers uncovered the misconduct