EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Court Upholds Kidnapping Conviction
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 19, 2013 4:37 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the kidnapping conviction of a Dunbar man who targeted an elderly man in a grocery store parking lot.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the court Friday upheld Gary Wayne Mullins' conviction for kidnapping George Jacobs, 84, of Charleston. The 51-year-old was sentenced last year to 25 years in prison.
Jacobs testified that Mullins jumped into his car in January 2011 as Jacobs pulled into a parking lot. Mullins asked for money and then was told to drive to his home and later to a bank.
Mullins contended the money was a loan he intended to repay.
Jacobs was found dead the day after testifying. Prosecutors say the death didn't appear to be suspicious.
Mullins appealed the conviction, claiming a lack of evidence.
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