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Convict Tells Kidnapping Victim He is Sorry

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A man convicted of kidnapping has apologized to his victim in southern Kentucky.

WYMT-TV in Hazard reported Anthony Jenkins apologized to Kevin Pennington on Thursday at a U.S. District Court hearing in London. He told Pennington he wasn't proud of what he did.

Prosecutors won kidnapping convictions against Jenkins and his cousin, Jason Jenkins, but jurors did not convict the men of a hate crime.

Prosecutors told the court the cousins abducted and beat the victim because he is gay and said the defendants intended to kill Pennington.

The government asked the court to send Anthony Jenkins to prison for more than 19 years and Jason Jenkins for nearly 34 years.

Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove will rule later on the men's sentence.


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