That’s what this homely critter, one Nickaury DeJesus, aka Nickaury DeJesus-Montanez (no, we cannot provide a pronunciation key), 22, of Allentown, Pennsylvania provided: seven guns for seven gangbangers, who, in a positively Biblical flush of sevens, used them to knock over seven convenience stores (maybe even seven 7/11s?) in the hard-luck industrial city and its environs.
She did it for her ex (who preceded her into the war embrace of the Bureau of Prisons), and for the money, although it wasn’t ever a whole lot of money. Lehigh Valley Live:
DeJesus bought the five semi-automatic pistols of varying calibers in April and May 2015 at two Lehigh County businesses: Eagle Arms Sport Shop in Upper Macungie Township and the Army & Navy store in Whitehall Township.
According to court records, DeJesus is the ex-girlfriend of Victor “Self” Morales, who is accused of leading a crew of armed robbers that terrorized Allentown stores over five weeks last year.
DeJesus told prosecutors she bought the firearms to pay rent at a Law Street home she shared with her four children, her sister and a family friend. In one purchase, she only made $11, records say.
Four children. Zero baby daddies. The State is those kids’ father now, and we know how that’s going to turn out.
Despite her “entitlements,” she can’t make rent. (Where did the money go?)
You would think three generations of criminally inclined, idle welfare drones would be enough.
Two of the pistols bought by DeJesus were used in the armed robbery spree in Allentown. DeJesus denied knowing that some of the firearms were used in the robberies.
Two other firearms were found during arrests in Allentown and Brooklyn, prosecutors said.
The amazing thing is that the US Attorney’s Office actually prosecuted a straw buy case. Normally, they can’t be shifted to do it for love nor money.
But, now Nickaury is off on a three-year all-expenses-paid tour of the Federal prison system. Wave goodbye!
Hat tip: /r/Firearms and This Ain’t Hell.
An earlier article at the Allentown Morning Call describes the recipients of Nickaury’s guns:
In the crimes targeting Allentown convenience stores, Victor Morales, 21, of Allentown is charged along with five others with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Federal prosecutors allege he and others used guns with serial numbers matching two of those that DeJesus allegedly purchased illegally.
Between May 7 and May 29, Morales; Jacob Pabon, 19; Lytic Fauntleroy, 19; Ruben Tarrats, 23; and Adrian Tosado, 22, all of Allentown; and Jose Rapalo, 20, of Bethlehem, stole cash, cigarettes and phone cards from city gas stations, delis and grocery stores, according to an indictment with details of the alleged crimes.
In addition to conspiracy to commit robbery, each man is also charged with robbery interfering with interstate commerce, and carrying a firearm during a violent crime. A seventh man, Kairashaad Johnson, 21, of Allentown, is charged with a single count of robbery.
Morales, who was previously convicted of a 2008 robbery, was also charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
And identifies some of the guns by caliber (.380, 9mm, and .40), further unspecified. Generally, criminals like compact guns.
I looks like Nickaury DeJesus was also not in the running for Mom of the Year:
DeJesus, who was in the home, told police she had given the guns to Morales because she had an ongoing issue with children and youth services and needed to get them out of the house. She admitted that there were numerous other guns in the home and a search revealed the 9mm pistol listed in the federal indictments, a police affidavit says.
During an interview with police, DeJesus admitted that she bought guns legally and traded in other guns on Facebook, the police affidavit says.
Doubt a 3-year sentence will put this woman on the straight and narrow (she also got just under two years in state pen for receiving stolen property. That’s not going to do it either). How ’bout 10-20-30 and permanent loss of her kids to adoption by non-criminals, which is the only chance that those kids could ever have at a normal life?