Bonnie Anders, hired by Jerry to tap phones, unknown to him also tapped their conversations when Jerry was in prison. She was later convicted of selling cocaine and sentenced to 14 year in prison. In her conversations with Jerry, she is heard saying she would never lie like Karla did in order to save her own skin.
Now, return with me to Jerry’s second trial---he had already been sentenced to 26 years on smuggling charges and was in a federal prison---where Karla is testifying against Jerry, admitting that she took part in the murder. (By the way, Jerry was later acquitted of the charge.) For her testimony, here is what she received:
“It is the intention of the United States to grant you use immunity----. If you fully comply with the terms of this agreement, you will not be prosecuted by this office for other existing charges known to this office, or for potential charges based upon information supplied to this office by yourself.-----In the event that you provide said testimony in this District in an ongoing investigation of the death of Mildred Cornell, and its implications in this District, you will not be prosecuted for your involvement in said homicide.”
In other words, she does no time for anything—zilch, even though by her own admission she facilitated a brutal murder. She was previously charged for selling cocaine in Kentucky and got off because she testified for the government. Another big zilch.
As for Bonnie, her deal was that for her testimony, which as I said in the previous post nearly mirrors that of Karla’s, she would have her time reduced significantly. In her defense, the government had already sent her to prison, along with her daughter, and was threatening her with additional charges, so she was ready to turn in order to get out.
Whatever sentences she had already received would run concurrent with the present sentence; in other words, she would just serve one sentence. And the government promised that they would try to get that sentence reduced, which they did---significantly.
The book will go into all the dirty little details.