DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending a 17-year prison sentence for a Wisconsin woman who was convicted of kidnapping a Detroit-area college student in 2000.
Kim Johns is returning to Detroit federal court on Tuesday, five months after she was convicted of kidnapping and other crimes.
Johns was awaiting trial in 2000 when she escaped from a halfway house. She was captured a year ago at her home just outside of Marathon, where she had been living for more than a decade under the name Kim McGuire.
Johns was accused of kidnapping her former lover at gunpoint and taking her on an eight-day journey to Illinois and Iowa. Prosecutors alleged that Johns was upset because the 19-year-old woman was ending their relationship.
Johns’ lawyers are asking the judge for a break, saying a 50-month prison sentence would be enough.