The Tennessee man who vanished last year with his niece after plucking her out of school, leading to a nationwide search to bring the little girl home, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, officials said.
Gary Simpson, 58, entered an Alford plea on Monday in Hawkins County Criminal Court to especially aggravated kidnapping and to aggravated sexual battery in the May kidnapping of 9-year-old Carlie Trent, his niece through marriage, the Kingsport Times-News reported.
An Alford plea is tantamount to a guilty plea, but is not an admission of guilt.
The second charge had been reduced from rape of a child to spare the victim from having to testify in court, Attorney General Dan Armstrong told the Times-News.
A charge of aggravated sexual battery pertaining to events that occurred prior to the kidnapping was dismissed, as it also would have required the little girl to testify…
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#AceNewsReport – Apr.27: California authorities on Wednesday charged a suspect with eight felony counts, including murder, after #police said he #killed three men in an alleged hate crime #KTLA #AceNewsDesk
Fresno Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder in Alleged Hate Crime That Left 3 DeadKori Ali Muhammad, 39, was taken into custody on April 18, 2017, in connection with the killings of three people in downtown Fresno. (Credit: Fresno Police Department)
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, is accused of fatally shooting the three men at random in downtown Fresno, California on April 18, #police said. Muhammad is black and his victims were white.
Muhammad allegedly opened fire at a Pacific Gas & Electric truck, #killing one man. He then walked away and fired his handgun at four others, as well as a motor vehicle, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office said.
The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office filed a complaint against…
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