STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A south Georgia man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in two kidnappings in Bryan County.
U.S. Attorney's officials for the Southern District of Georgia say 36-year-old Gary McDonald was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnappings. Authorities say McDonald, of Pembroke, helped investigators prosecute co-defendants Antonio Lamont Murray and Cecil DeWitt Nelson, who were both sentenced to life in prison.
Officials say the kidnappings happened Dec. 1 2011 and Jan. 12, 2012. Both victims were abducted at gunpoint and were released after a ransom was paid.
McDonald is also ordered to serve five years of supervised release and to pay about $500,000 in restitution to the victims.
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