The Nassau County Sheriff’s Workplace (NCSO) celebrated the relocation of a convicted killer final week by consuming cake and ice cream.
In a public Fb publish, NCSO introduced that Kimberly Kessler was transported from the Nassau County Jail to the Florida Ladies’s Reception Heart in Marion County, Florida, on Friday. There, she’s going to start her life sentence with out parole for the 2018 “disappearance and presumed loss of life” of 34-year-old Joleen Cummings, reported First Coast Information.
In accordance with the outlet, Kessler and Cummings briefly labored collectively at Tangles Hair Salon in Yulee, Florida. In Could 2018, nonetheless, Cummings disappeared.
Cummings was formally reported lacking on Could 14 after failing to point out up for work, mentioned First Coast Information. Then, on Could 15, her automobile was discovered “deserted” in a Dwelling Depot parking zone. However surveillance footage confirmed Kessler ditching the automobile there on Could 13.
Kessler was charged with auto theft and held on a $500,000 bail. Nevertheless, she was finally indicted on a homicide cost.
“Proof confirmed that Kessler bought a number of objects equivalent to an electrical carving knife, zip ties and rubbish baggage used to wash up the crime scene and get rid of the physique,” First Coast Information reported. Police additionally discovered Cummings’s blood on Kessler’s salon scissors and her boots.
Although Cummings’s physique has by no means been recovered, Kessler was discovered responsible of murdering Cummings in December 2021.
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned that Kessler was below their “care, custody and management” within the three-and-a-half years main as much as her switch on Friday. In that point, she developed a repute of being a difficult inmate.
Fox 19 Now acknowledged that she’d as soon as thrown feces on the jail employees and “[smeared] it on herself.” Kessler additionally had, at one level, gone on a two-month “starvation strike” and made a number of suicide makes an attempt within the weeks main as much as her relocation, in line with Information 4 Jax.
“The prices borne by the taxpayers of Nassau County for her custody since her arrest have been staggering,” learn NCSO’s Fb publish. “A conservative estimate value for her suicide watch, medical prices, transportation and meals amounted to over $215,000.”
The sheriff’s workplace and the Nassau County Jail employees are “glad they now not should take care of her.” So, they threw an “incarceration and relocation celebration.”
“We will rejoice her dwelling going, as a result of her new dwelling, for the remainder of her life, till she takes her final breath, goes to be Florida State Jail,” Nassau County Sheriff Invoice Leeper advised Information 4 Jax.
A whole lot of neighborhood members took to the feedback part of NCSO’s Fb publish to congratulate everybody on a “job effectively carried out.”
“I completely love this. Job effectively carried out Sheriff Leeper and everybody concerned,” wrote Michael,
“I can not think about what y’all went by means of! Thanks, Sheriff Leeper and employees! You are superior!!” exclaimed Fran.
Deborah added: “Recognize your entire exhausting work. Prayers for the household of Joleen & to all these cops.”