Mastermind Behind Kidnapping Gets Sentenced
The man who organized the kidnapping of a UTPA student will spend the next 34 years in prison. That's the punishment handed down Thursday afternoon against Miguel Angel Navarro, who'd been convicted earlier this year of hostage taking. Navarro was found to have plotted the on-campus abduction of 28-year-old Ana Elizondo.
She was walking to her car in a university parking lot September 25th of 2012 when she was grabbed and held for a 100-thousand dollar ransom. She'd been held for almost 24 hours before the plot fell apart, when one of the kidnappers let her go after hearing the others were planning to kill her. Along with the prison time, the 36-year-old Navarro was also ordered to cover Elizondo's medical bills for the psychological trauma she's suffered.