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Apr 30, 2013 12:40 PM

Northern Kentucky Man Sentenced In Kidnapping Case

A northern Kentucky man has been sentenced for kidnapping an elderly woman in 2011.

Police say Joseph Weir, 40, of Covington abducted Ann Ernst, 74, from the Crestview Hills Town Center. They say he then forced her into a car with a gun and drove her across the Ohio River to Hamilton County, where he tied her to a tree behind a business.

On Tuesday, Weir was sentenced to 59 years in prison in the case.

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