TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) – A former staff member has been given probation for smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at a state prison in southeast Nebraska.
Court records say 21-year-old Sarah Murillo was sentenced Monday in Johnson County District Court to two years of probation and was ordered to perform five hours of community service. She’d pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful acts by corrections employee.
Murillo was arrested after supplying the phone to 34-year-old inmate Luis Fernando-Granados, who is serving a life sentence for a 2003 murder in Douglas County.
Court records say investigators retrieved multiple screen shots of conversations between the two over a three-week period, and, say “much of the communication between Murillo and Fernando-Granados is romantic and sexual in nature.”
Investigators say photos of Fernando-Granados appear to have been taken inside a prison cell. One photo appears to be a “selfie” of Murillo with Fernando-Granados embracing her from behind with his arm across her torso.
The records say Murillo often worked in the Tecumseh prison’s nursing facility, where the inmate was a porter.