Time for an update on everyone’s favorite law student cum beauty queen cum accused kidnapper, Kumari Fulbright. If you’re not familiar with her story, click here, and read through the ATL archives.
First, from an observant reader, some sad news for those of us who were her Facebook friends:
It looks like Kumari finally realized we weren’t all her friends. Her Facebook page is gone.
Darn it, now we’re down a friend. And just as we’re closing in on the 1,000 friend mark!
Second, poor Kumari Fulbright has been temporarily suspended from the University of Arizona law school. Getting indicted on kidnapping and assault charges will tend to do that to you. One UA alum, who brought the news to our attention, observed:
Well, it took the alma mater long enough to react. I’ve been forwarded this godd**ned story from everyone I know across the country, all with some variation of either (a) UA law students are stupid / crazy or (b) girls in Tucson are ugly / felonious. Stay classy, Arizona.
We object — strenuously. The “felonious” part is not established; she’s been indicted, not convicted. And the “ugly” part is belied by the record evidence. Even though her Facebook profile is gone, we’ll always have that screenshot (above right), which amply demonstrates Kumari’s overwhelming hotness. The way you become a beauty queen is by being beautiful. Who’d have thunk it?
Our Arizona tipster adds:
[T]his story’s insane… It’s been killing me at happy hours or other lawyer gatherings here in Phoenix… Everyone has been taking their swipes at the U. of A law school for the past two weeks!
The school hasn’t made many statements, and I really doubt they will. They’re all touchy-feely down there. I’m surprised they didn’t try to cure her with hugs.
More about the suspension, plus links to news articles, below the fold.
From the AP, via Law.com (which bestowed the wonderfully sec title, “Lawyer: Former 2L Beauty Queen Charged With Kidnapping Made Poor Choices in Men”):
A law school student and former beauty queen accused of kidnapping, biting and threatening a former boyfriend with a gun wants to continue her studies at the University of Arizona, which has barred her from campus.
Kumari Fulbright, 25, who is free on $50,000 bail, met with university officials on Monday. The second-year law student has been placed on interim suspension by the dean of students’ office, spokesman Johnny Cruz said.
We’re glad to see the suspension is only temporary, and hope that Ms. Fulbright will be allowed to return to her studies as soon as possible.
Fulbright wants to further her legal education, “and she’s making every effort to continue with that and to put the events of December in perspective,” said attorney Marc Beginin. He practices law outside Arizona and said he still needs court approval to act as co-counsel for 25-year-old Fulbright.
“Law school is the most important thing to her, and she would not do anything to jeopardize that,” said Beginin, who also met with school officials.
The MOST important thing. Far more important than “looking cute,” which she described as her “only job” in her now defunct Facebook profile.
Authorities have accused Fulbright of kidnapping, holding and torturing an ex-boyfriend at gunpoint and knifepoint with the help of three other men, including an earlier boyfriend.
“If she’s guilty of anything, it’s making poor choices in men,” Beginin said.
Say it, sister (or sister’s lawyer). If poor taste in men is a criminal offense, who wouldn’t be in prison right now?
Lawyer: Former 2L Beauty Queen Charged With Kidnapping Made Poor Choices in Men [AP via Law.com]
Indicted former beauty queen suspended from UA [AP via AZ Central]
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Kumari Fulbright (scroll down)