This is not exactly the stuff of Bonnie and Clyde, but two Atlanta murderers stole a whirlwind few minutes of torrid passion together in a man’s cell.
An Atlanta prisoner that’s condemned do die didn’t feel he had anything to lose when he picked a lock at the Fulton County Jail and secretly has passionate sex with a female inmate, who is also locked up for murder.
Norris Speed contended in the official incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday that Sheriff Deputy Michael Watts’ unfortunate timing last week prevented him from being able “to do anything” with inmate Jasmine Jones.
Jones contradicted Speed, saying they have sexual relations. She was booked into the jail in October 2011 on murder and robbery charges and had been there 956 days as of Monday, said sheriff spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.
Speed, who was sentenced to death for murdering Atlanta police Officer Niles Johangten in 1991, returned to the jail in July 2011 for a series of ongoing hearings regarding his capital-murder case, Flanagan said.
It was pure serendipity that both inmates were in the jail’s medical wing at the same time. On May 26, Jones was given permission to go take a shower. Speed told investigators he picked his lock to make a phone call, saw Jones, an old acquaintance, and persuaded her to have sex on the fly.
Watts wrote in his report that when he couldn’t find Jones in the shower or her cell, he checked Speed’s cell and found the two of them together.
“She stated that inmate Speed popped opened the side door and told her to come into his cell. Inmate Jones then stated that she was tempted and let the lust get the best of her so she willingly entered inmate Speed’s cell although she was extremely nervous,” Watts wrote.