- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A man serving life in prison for a 2003 kidnapping has lost his appeal before the Nebraska Supreme Court.

The court on Friday rejected the appeal by Rosario Betancourt-Garcia, who was convicted in Madison County of kidnapping, conspiracy and use of a firearm.

Court records say Betancourt-Garcia was identified by his victim as one of two men who kidnapped and terrorized him. The other man, Jose Luis Trevino, was convicted in 2005 and sent to prison.

Officials say Betancourt-Garcia was mistakenly deported to Mexico shortly after the crimes occurred. He returned to the United States and lived in Texas until he was arrested in 2013.

The court vacated part of his sentence on the conspiracy conviction but ordered a judge to resentence him to life in prison on that count.

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