Pinup Girl Law Student Indicted in Kidnap

Former Miss Arizona contestant, law clerk tied to ex-beau's 10-hour torture.

Jan. 1, 2008 — -- An Arizona law student and beauty pageant queen-turned-calendar girl has been indicted in the alleged kidnapping and torture of her former boyfriend last month.

Kumari Fulbright, 25, is accused, along with three other men, of tying up her 24-year-old ex-boyfriend with plastic cable and duct tape, and holding him captive for hours in two different Tucson homes, the Arizona Daily Star reported, citing indictment documents in Pima County Superior Court.

Fulbright, who participated in the Miss Arizona pageant as Miss Pima County in 2005, and Miss Desert Sun in 2006, also reportedly serves as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Raner Collins. She is listed as a second-year writer on the editorial board of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law at the University of Arizona.

Fulbright was indicted by a Pima County Superior Court Dec. 18, on five felony charges, including armed robbery, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to court filings, Fulbright and the three other men pointed pistols at the unidentified kidnapping victim, threatened his life and took his wallet, cell phone, briefcase and hundreds of dollars in cash.

Prosecutors cite Fulbright in the documents. "[Fulbright] specifically bit him several times while he was bound, stuck a butcher knife in his ear ... said she was going to kill him, [and] pointed a pistol at him."

The victim, according to the documents, was able to grab Fulbright's gun after more than eight hours; when the weapon accidentally discharged, he ran out of the house screaming for help.

At one of the two houses, according to search warrant documents filed in court, police recovered a spent bullet, as well as .45-caliber ammunition, plastic gloves, marijuana and the victim's wallet and briefcase. At the other house, authorities recovered duct tape.

Tom Hartzell, Fulbright's attorney, did not immediately respond to a message left by ABC News but suggested to the Arizona Daily Star that the ex-boyfriend's criminal history may compromise his credibility as a witness.

"We're eager to see the process through, and for the truth of this matter to come to light," Hartzell said. "My preliminary investigation indicates the alleged victim is not the most savory individual, and will be coming to court with a whole lot of baggage of his own."

The victim, who has not been named by authorities, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct last March, charges that were reportedly dismissed last month after he completed a court-sanctioned program.

Fulbright will appear in a 2008 calendar for that features women in bikinis brandishing firearms. Fulbright is Miss May, according to Jeff Hawley, a founder of Title2Media, the company that produced the calendar for Subguns. In her photograph, Fulbright is pictured carrying an HK 51.

"We were really shocked to see the story," Hawley told ABC News. "She was a very nice individual; she had modeled professionally."

Fulbright was released from the Pima County jail after posting $50,000 bail. Another suspect, Larry Bruce Hammond, remains jailed. Authorities in Pima County are searching for the other two men allegedly involved in the kidnapping.