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December 01, 2006

Boom! (The Sequel)

Last time we checked in on Kimberly Lynn Dasilva, a former waitress at a strip joint in Brockton, MA, we learned that she had mailed separately packaged condoms containing Drano and gasoline to a bunch of lucky recipients. If put together, those ingredients could explode. On a note inside she had written the single word "Boom." She claimed she did this because she had been hurt by men and was unable to take it any more. As I summarized her plight last time:

Dasilva's most recent run-in with men was with a boyfriend of seven months, and the relationship apparently didn't work out. You know how that goes, right? Boy meets girl; boy mistreats girl; girl mails exploding condoms to innocent people.
Today's news concerns her sentencing. A federal judge rejected the prosecutor's recommendation that she be imprisoned for a year and sentenced her instead to "supervised release with conditions, including not contacting victims, receiving mental health counseling and treatment, performing 500 hours of community service and refraining from alcohol."

You may think this is well below the usual sentence for mailing exploding condoms, but the article assures us, "None of the condoms exploded. Dasilva told investigators she did not think they would explode."

In handing down the sentence, the judge said that "the welfare of DaSilva’s [teenaged] children weighed in his decision. DaSilva’s son and daughter told the judge in letters that their mother has been a positive influence in their young lives." (I can imagine their friends saying, "Your Mom works at a strip joint? How cool is that!")

And for you gluttons who just can't get enough of this story, we might actually have another sequel in the works:
Although avoiding a prison sentence, DaSilva’s troubles may not be over.

Prosecutor Suzanne Sullivan told U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. that DaSilva is under investigation for a crime involving similar charges that could lead to her arrest.

"She is repeating the same type of behavior," Sullivan said. "We have to tell the community this will not be tolerated."

Sullivan later declined to give any details about charges DaSilva could be facing or who could be filing them.
Bonus: Here's the press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, which prosecuted her.