Conviction in UTPA Kidnap case

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POSTED: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 4:42pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:34am

The masterminds of a UTPA student kidnapping is awaiting sentencing after a guilty verdict came in federal court.  

Miguel Navarro of Hidalgo was convicted of taking a UTPA student hostage in the fall of 2012. 

During the trial, Navarro faced testimony from two cohorts in the kidnapping attempt. 

The other two pled guilty before the trial began. 

The victim was unharmed in the ordeal. 

Sentencing for the three is set for April. 

They are all facing up to life in prison.  

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