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Jul 16, 2010 10:12 AM by Sharlee Barriere

3 From La. Lose Appeals of Abduction Convictions

A federal appeals panel has upheld the
convictions of three Louisiana residents for their roles in an
abduction in New Orleans that ended in Mississippi with one man
dead and another injured.
Edward James Pugh, Barron Lecour Borden and Torenda A. Whitmore,
all of New Orleans, were each convicted in 2009 by a federal jury
in Gulfport, Miss., of felony kidnapping. Each received a life
sentence.
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on
Thursday upheld their convictions.

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