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A Kentucky man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for murdering his pregnant girlfriend out of fear she would expose his involvement in the drug trade, according to a Justice Department news release. According to the release, Daniel Scott Nantz, 33, was involved in multiple methamphetamine trafficking conspiracies in Whitley, Knox, and Laurel counties, from March 2017 to March 2019. In the spring of 2019, several of the sources supply chain and co-conspirators were indicted by a federal grand jury, including Geri Johnson, who was Nantz’s girlfriend.
Nantz grew increasingly concerned about the 29-year-old Johnson’s cooperation with police, the statement said, out of fear that he, too, would be charged with an indictment. The statement said that prior to the murder, Nantz discussed the fear of him with several witnesses and with Johnson herself.
According to the statement, witnesses said Nantz had become increasingly violent towards Johnson in the days leading up to March 16, 2019, when Nantz shot the victim twice in the isolated trailer where he lived in Steele Hollow. That morning, a witness said Nantz told them, “Geri is talking to the feds. I think she is saying. If so, I will simply kill her,” the statement said.
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Johnson tried to find transportation away from the residence where she was caring for Nantz’s two children that morning, phone reports revealed. When Nantz arrived, he shot her in the master bedroom of his trailer. As he fled into the driveway with his belongings, Natz shot him once in the shoulder and once in the neck. Johnson was approximately 33 weeks pregnant at the time.
Nantz eventually took Johnson to the hospital, but only after retrieving surveillance footage of him that captured the driveway where the murder occurred. Johnson was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, but medical staff quickly determined that she had to deliver her baby. The girl was born by emergency C-section and was named Amelia Jo Johnson, but she died three days later of brain damage caused by severe lack of oxygen and blood due to her mother’s injuries, according to the statement.
In March of this year, Nantz pleaded guilty to murdering a federal witness and faced a mandatory minimum of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Prosecutors still called for improvements to his sentence because they said Nantz obstructed justice by destroying evidence and said the victim was “unusually vulnerable” because of his late pregnancy, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
The Lexington Herald Leader also reported that Nantz initially faced additional charges of kidnapping, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a weapon in furtherance of a drug offense and possession of a weapon as a convicted domestic violence person. All four charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal. In his ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Wier sided with the prosecution and Nantz received sentencing enhancements, the statement said.
Wier said that in the 17 years that he has been a federal judge, Nantz’s actions have represented “the worst conduct to come from the world of methamphetamine,” reports the Lexington Herald Leader. United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Carlton S. Shier, IV, also made a statement in the Justice Department statement.
“In a shameful choice, Daniel Nantz chose to protect his illegal drug trafficking operation and his personal interests over the lives of two people: his girlfriend and his daughter,” Shier said. “This brutal act of callous self-importance underscores how violent and serious the illegal methamphetamine trade has become.”Read More……..