A Ramsey County medical assistant who worked in the adult detention center for the county is accused of helping an inmate who was a two-time murder suspect associated with a St. Paul street gang by circulating rumors about a co-defendant who was “talking” to police and prosecutors or snitching on him.
The Ramsey County Attorney’s office accused Christine Lynn Satriano, 54, of St. Paul of giving the suspect drugs he wasn’t permitted to have and having a sexual contact with him through graphic phone conversations and letters in a criminal order of detention that was filed on Friday.
Satriano is charged with one felony count of helping an offender as an accomplice after the fact, which carries a possible penalty of life in prison without the possibility of release, up to one-half of that for murder.
According to the prosecution, between June 23 and July 20, Satriano had sexually explicit phone conversations with Delaquay Levius Williams, 28, who had been detained on suspicion of murdering Regis A. Jones on March 3 and Casanova Carter on February 1. According to a criminal complaint, Williams, also known by the alias Lee Blood, is supposedly a member of the St. Paul Hilltop Hustler gang, and police believe Jones’ death was an effort to cover up Williams’ involvement in Carter’s murder.
Unable to get in touch with Satriano for comment.
According to the accusations, Satriano informed Williams over the phone on July 2 that she must provide him the information she learned about, but that she cannot do it over the phone. The two apparently talked about the time he exposed his penis to her when she was walking around on July 14.
On July 16, Satriano allegedly informed Williams that she had been ordered to tell him something, and that he would understand what it meant. She then allegedly informed him that someone was “talking,” or snitching, on him. She allegedly informed him on July 19 that she had spoken to Williams’ sister and that they both wanted to assist him in any manner they could.
Charges state that on July 21, Satriano was apprehended by St. Paul Police and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s office, who also found a notepad, a handbag, and a backpack that included multiple handwritten, sexually explicit letters that Williams had written. She received directions in the letters on how to obtain a post office box and a new phone number that she could use to contact Williams and his sister. Additionally, he gave her instructions to relay information to two other suspects in his murder case as well as others within and outside the prison facility.
Even though Williams is married and has a teenage son, Satriano allegedly acknowledged to having an emotional and flirty relationship with her during an interview with the police. He “confessed that Williams had requested (her) to tell everyone in the detention center, including the co-defendants, that someone was talking about the killing from February 1,” according to the allegations. Williams made it clear who was speaking, and Satriano revealed this identify to co-defendants, other inmates, and those outside the jail facility, such as Williams’ sister.
Satriano has no known criminal history in Minnesota, according to court records.
According to Ramsey County Undersheriff Mike Martin, Satriano was assigned to the correctional facility rather than being hired by the sheriff’s office.
He stated that future charges may be levied.