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Friday, March 2, 2012

Kathryne Fuller pleads guilty to drug charges in Uganda

An assistant to an American television producer who died after taking contaminated cocaine in Uganda faced cameras on Thursday for the first time since her arrest.

Kathryne Fuller, 29, who remains paralysed on her right side, pleaded guilty to drug possession, paid a fine and was freed - wheeled out of the courthouse in her hospital gown by her father.

She was charged with possession of cocaine after taking drugs with producer Jeff Rice, who was found dead in a Kampala hotel on February 18.

An official toxicology report confirmed the drug was in Mr Rice's blood, dispelling initial suspicions that the father-of-two known for his work on the U.S. show 'The Amazing Race' had been poisoned by attackers.

In the presence of her father and lawyer, Paul Rutisya, she told the court: 'Yes your Worship, I plead guilt.'

'She was given the option of a fine of 1 million shillings ($420) or six months' imprisonment,' Mr Rutisya said. 'We (paid) the fine.' Read More