GATESVILLE, Texas, Feb. 23 -- Former Naval Academy midshipman Diane Zamora, bound in handcuffs and shackles, has been transferred from Fort Worth to a state prison diagnostic unit in central Texas. Larry Todd, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said Zamora's head was covered with a jacket when she was brought into the secured area early today.
She was issued a white, hospital-type gown and prepared for an immediate physical exam. Todd said Zamora, who was convicted of capital murder last week for her role in the slaying of a 16-year-old high school girl, showed no emotion when she entered the unit at Gatesville. He said the 20-year-old will be held in isolation for the next 10 days while undergoing a battery of physical and psychological tests before she's assigned to a permanent unit and a prison job. Todd said, 'She will be told to go to work. She will have some type of job.' He added, 'She has no privileges since she has not earned any yet. She will learn to fit in. She'll learn to go along and get along or she will have problems.' Todd said Zamora could eventually earn trusty status, but that will take several years. Zamora was sentenced to life in prison for the death of Adrianne Jones, who was bludgeoned and fatally shot in December 1995. Under Texas rules, she will be eligible for parole in 40 years. Zamora's former fiance, ex-Air Force Academy cadet David Graham, is also facing capital murder charges in the case and he will be tried later this year. Prosecutors say Zamora demanded that Graham kill Jones after she learned of a brief tryst between Graham and Jones. ---
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