- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A jury has convicted four Philadelphia men in the kidnapping of a man who was thrown into a van, beaten and repeatedly shot.

Kevin Slaughter told authorities that after a night at a casino in December 2013, he drove Kylieff Brown to a gun and drugs deal and that a car pulled up and sprayed bullets at him.

Slaughter says he was tossed into a van, bound and driven to his home where his wife paid a $2,000 ransom. He was then shot in the neck, legs and buttocks behind a school.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1S3o3VU ) a jury on Monday convicted Brown, Christopher Cooley, Timothy Gooden and Shaheed Smith. Cooley and Gooden were convicted of charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery and kidnapping.

Sentencing is scheduled for September.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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