- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The third man convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker in an attempt to get the shop’s security codes has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Khayree Gay was sentenced Monday in federal court after pleading guilty earlier to kidnapping, conspiracy, kidnapping and attempted robbery charges.

Prosecutors said that he and two other men approached the woman in April in a parking garage, used a stun gun on her, bound her and put a bag over her head before dumping her in a cemetery.

Defendants Salahudin Shaheed and Basil Buie pleaded guilty last fall to similar charges. Shaheed, accused of having masterminded the crime, was sentenced earlier this month to more than 30 years. Buie was sentenced in January to 15 years.


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