01/13/2014 04:58 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Prison Guard Who Had Baby With Cop Killer May Be Deemed Sex Offender

An ex-New York prison guard who had a love child with a death row inmate was supposed to be sentenced today. But a judge delayed sentencing for her illegal trysts.

Nancy Gonzalez's sentence remains in limbo while a federal judge allows attorneys for both sides to argue if the former correction officer must register as a sex offender, the New York Daily News reports.

The judge overseeing the case said "there's a strong argument for federal registration" for a person who has sex with a prisoner, according to the paper.

The 30-year-old mom has already lost custody of her baby boy, fathered by Ronell Wilson, for driving drunk with the tyke on board, WPIX reported.

She faces 10 to 16 months in prison for making a Brooklyn jailhouse rock with Wilson, who was found guilty of killing two New York City police detectives, according to Newsday.

His 2007 conviction was tossed on a technicality, but he remained in jail pending a retrial. Prosecutors said the couple conceived a child in the hope that Wilson's fatherhood would make him appear sympathetic when he returned to court, according to News Channel 12 Long Island.

But being a father didn't lead to a different courtroom result as Wilson was sentenced in July to perish by lethal injections.

Gonzalez and Wilson's son Justus Liam Gonzalez was born on March 21.