ATLANTA (AP) - The government says three immigrants from Mexico
have pleaded guilty to federal hostage-taking charges arising from
the weeklong kidnapping and torture of a drug dealer.
U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias identified them on Friday as
20-year-old Victor Abiles Gomez, 19-year-old Omar Mendoza-Villegas
and 23-year-old Gerardo Solorio Reyes.
Nahmias said on July 11, 2008, suthorities established
surveillance of a house in Lilburn and that three in the house saw
police and fled. Authorities found 31-year-old Oscar Reynoso bound
and gagged, dehydrated and beaten.
Reynoso pleaded guilty last March 10 to conspiring to possess
with intent to distribute at least 5 kilograms of cocaine.
The kidnappers face a maximum sentence of life in federal
prison. Sentencing for the kidnappers will be held next July 7.
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