Man sentenced in kidnapping of Kansas woman who was killed
October 11, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Junction City man who participated in the kidnapping of a woman who was later killed has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 33-year-old Christopher Pugh was sentenced Tuesday after he admitted that he helped kidnap 24-year-old Amanda Clemons in February 2014.
Pugh was among a group of people who kidnapped Clemons from a Junction City hotel and beat her, while demanding that she pay $300.
Clemons eventually was allowed to call her young son and mother and the mother called police. When police called Clemons, Pugh left the scene.
Prosecutors say Clemons was taken to a remote bridge in Geary County and beaten, and eventually her throat was cut.
Three other people have been sentenced to jail and a fourth is awaiting sentencing.