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Wednesday sentencing for Kemper County kidnappers

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Jesse Mae Pollard, the mastermind behind the kidnapping, is in prison awaiting her sentencing. Jesse Mae Pollard, the mastermind behind the kidnapping, is in prison awaiting her sentencing.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A total of five men and women convicted in connection to the kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson will face a federal judge for sentencing at 9 a.m.

Wanda Dancy, Shamarius Ruffin and Shaquayla Johnigan each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap. The women face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Joyce Johnigan and James Johnigan pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging them with misprision of a felony. They face up to three years in jail and a $250,000 fine.

The mastermind behind the crime is Jesse Mae Pollard. Pollard is in prison awaiting her February 18th sentencing.  Pollard's son Devontae, a former University of Alabama basketball player was also charged with conspiracy to kidnap, but received deferred prosecution.

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