CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the kidnapping conviction of a man who targeted an elderly man in a grocery store parking lot and bullied him out of thousands of dollars.
Webster sentenced Gary Wayne Mullins to 25 years in prison for the kidnapping of 84-year-old George Jacobs. The sentence was 25 years less than what prosecutors had recommended for Mullins, 51, whom they say has made a career of bullying elderly people out of money.
Jacobs died less than 24 hours after testifying in Mullins' trial.
Mullins appealed the conviction, claiming there wasn't enough evidence to support a kidnapping conviction. In a memorandum decision, justices said there was enough evidence.