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Man Pleads Guilty In Trial To Kidnapping His Pregnant Ex-girlfriend

Reported: Jun. 2, 2014 9:33 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 3, 2014 12:55 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) -- A man charged with kidnapping his pregnant ex-girlfriend has pled guilty and has been sentenced to 10 years.

Tyler Roy made the plea Tuesday at his trial in a Kanawha County courtroom.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Taisha Walker) -- The trial of a man charged in the kidnapping of his pregnant ex-girlfriend began Monday in a Kanawha County courtroom.

Witnesses took to the stand one-by-one to recount the December 5th night police say Megan Jean was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Tyler Roy. The defense is trying to paint a different picture, one that shows Jean voluntarily getting into Roy's car the night after the pair broke up.

The prosecution said Roy hit the pregnant woman in her stomach and threatened to kill their baby. When his car stopped at a Charleston gas station, Jean tried to make a run for it.

"I looked at my coworker and said i can't believe I'm seeing what I'm seeing here because somebody had got out of the car, grabbed her, put his arm around like a choke hold," said the first witness on the stand.

The witness told the court she called police but Roy had already driven off. The pair stopped again, this time at another gas station along Route 119. That's when prosecutor's said the victim made a run for it and asked the gas station clerk for help.

"She was crying," recalled the store clerk. "Her hair was all messed up. She had no shoes on. Her clothes were you can kind of tell they had been pulled."

Defense attorneys said their client is no angel and has made mistakes in the past, but insist Roy didn't kidnap Jean.

Day two of the trial continues Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.



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