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Woman gets life for role in kidnapping of assistant DA

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in the kidnapping of the father of a North Carolina assistant district attorney.

Local media outlets report 30-year-old Shamieka Goodall was sentenced on Tuesday. She was found guilty in January of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping for her role in the scheme to abduct Frank Janssen, father of former Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen.

Kelvin Melton, the mastermind of the scheme who is serving a life sentence, was accused of commanding gang members to abduct the prosecutor, but his underlings botched the plan and took her father instead.

Authorities said Frank Janssen’s captors were finalizing plans to kill him and dispose of his body when a SWAT team stormed an Atlanta apartment and rescued him.

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