An defence attorney is facing a trial of her own for allegedly helping a client escape from jail so she she could marry him.
Amy McTeer is said to have fallen in love with Roy Kuykendall and met up with him when he walked out of the correctional facility where he was serving nine years for dealing drugs.
So happy was she that she even took a photo of them walking away from the prison and posted it on Facebook, police say.
Amy McTeer starting a relationship with Roy Kuykendall after she met the convicted drug dealer in 2008, when she was his attorney
McTeer, 39, is said to have helped Kuykendall, 35, evade capture for a day by driving him around and lying to police.
When officers arrested them she allegedly said they were going to get married the next day.
Kuykendall was taken back to prison but when police combed through McTeer’s Facebook page they found that she had been posting messages of affection toward him on her wall for some time.
In a series of pictures of them together they noticed she had got ‘Roy’ tattooed across her ring finger.
The couple had met in 2008 when she represented him during the drugs case for which he was caged for nine years in the Union City Community Corrections Facility in Oklahoma City.
At the time of his alleged escape he had 870 days left on his term.
The two appear to have been plotting for some time and corrections officers said they had a recording of a phone conversation between them talking about the escape.
Kuykendall walked out of the jail on July 9 this year and was arrested the following day at a restaurant in Oklahoma City when McTeer’s bother tipped them off.
She then allegedly lied to police and said that she had no idea he had escaped.
A search of her $350,000 home in Nicholls Hill however turned up Kuykendall’s prison uniform.
Officers also seized her iPhone, Kuykendall’s inmate identification card from a kitchen cabinet, men’s clothes and love letters which she kept in her bedroom.
Even after the arrest McTeer was still determined to get married and asked a judge overseeing her case to perform the ceremony
In a court hearing Oklahoma County District Judge Jerry Bass asked her why she would want to marry somebody in prison, to which she replied:
He then agreed to do it provided she got a marriage licence, although she never bothered to do so.
‘I’m not one to stand in front of love,’ the judge said, according to the Oklahoman.
Kuykendall has been charged with escaping from a correctional facility and faces up to seven more years in prison if convicted of the felony.
McTeer is facing a felony harboring a fugitive charge – and the end of her career as a lawyer.
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