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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series covering the life of Leslie Kathryn Draper as she recounted during a jailhouse interview.
Leslie Kathryn Draper was captured in Albuquerque by Los Alamos police March 31. The 24-year-old, single mother of two is charged with drug trafficking.
Draper spoke at length about her family and how much she misses them during a June 22 jailhouse interview.
Her father, 61, and her mother 55, are both onlychildren so Draper has no aunts or uncles and her grandparents have all died, she said.
Her mom, a traveling nurse, accepted an assignment in Napa, Calif., followed by another in Phoenix in 2007.
“I was six months pregnant and we decided it would be easier for me to have the baby there,” said Draper, who had a daughter some 20 months earlier by a different man.
Her son was born March 28, 2007. She and her babies soon returned to her hometown of Ft. Payne, Ala., and she looked for work.
“I never sought government assistance or child support because I didn’t want anymore to do with the fathers of my kids unless they proved they were better,” she said.
Draper obtained employment as an accountant/office manager at a plastics company making $18 an hour plus commission on sales, which included dining with clients, she said.
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