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Men Convicted in Home Depot Kidnapping Sentenced to Decades Behind Bars

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DURHAM — Three men convicted of kidnapping and beating a Durham Home Depot manager learned their fate Monday.

A jury found Ronald Evans, Byron Howard and Aaron Dexter guilty of kidnapping, beating and shooting Will McKeaveney. McKeaveney had been handcuffed, shot through the hands and locked in a rental truck in Durham.

Evans will serve a minimum of 63 years in prison, Howard must serve at least 48 years and Aaron Dexter at least 23 years behind bars.

Two other defendants who pleaded guilty in the case were also sentenced.

David Evans will serve at least eight years and Kevin Bowling will serve six years in jail.


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