Kumari Fulbright, "Beauty Queen" Known for Horrifying Mug Shot, Sentencing Delayed; Lawyer Wants Off Case

Kumari Fulbright's now a kidnapping suspect.
Kumari Fulbright's now a kidnapping suspect.

There's a delay in the sentencing of a former beauty queen and law student, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping after the bizarre kidnapping and torture of her ex-boyfriend, because her lawyer says he wants off the case.

You may recall Kumari Fulbright, the former University of Arizona law student, who gave us one of the more frightening mug shots we've ever seen after she was arrested and charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Fulbright, who made a plea deal in December, had a hearing in Pima County Superior Court this morning to discuss her sentencing, but an apparent disagreement with one of her attorneys is putting that on hold.

"There's a problem that has developed with myself and Miss Fulbright, and it is my intention within the next day or so, to file a motion to withdraw. So I cannot speak for her this morning," Fulbright's attorney, Steve Weiss told the judge, Tucson's KOLD reports.

The charges stem from a 2007 incident, where prosecutors say Fulbright and two other men held her ex-boyfriend hostage for about 10 hours, while robbing and torturing him.

According to prosecutors, Fulbright was angry about some jewelry she believed the ex-boyfriend stole from her to pay a drug debt, and in the course of torturing him, she stuck a butcher's knife in his ear and bit him several times.

Fulbright's case received a lot of media attention because, aside from being a promising law student charged with kidnapping, she looks like a Gremlin in her mug shot.

In November, Fulbright tried to have her trial venue moved because of the intense media coverage of the case, but her request was denied.

Fulbright is scheduled to appear in court next week for sentencing.

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