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2 sentenced in alleged Michigan plot to kidnap, kill a child

August 27, 2019 GMT

COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — Two people have been sentenced for their roles in a plot that sought to kidnap and kill a child in southern Michigan.

A Branch County judge on Monday sentenced 33-year-old Talia Furman and 37-year-old David Bailey, who had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree criminal sexual conduct and conspiracy to kidnap.

MLive.com reports that Furman and Bailey were both sentenced to 25 years to 50 years on the conspiracy to commit first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and up to 50 years for conspiracy to kidnap. Those sentences would be served concurrently.

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They’re among four people prosecutors say plotted last summer to kidnap a child at a county fair or parade in southern Michigan and then rape, torture and kill the youngster.

No child was actually kidnapped.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, http://www.mlive.com

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