Kansas man admits role in abduction of woman later slain

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man faces a possible life prison term after admitting in federal court his role in the abduction of a woman who was later killed.

Twenty-six-year Drexel Woody, formerly of the Fort Riley military base, pleaded guilty in Topeka to one count of kidnapping resulting in death. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 30.

Witnesses reported seeing 24-year-old Amanda Clemons of Junction City being placed in a car outside a Junction City motel the February 2014 night she disappeared.

Prosecutors allege Clemons was beaten in retribution for comments she haKd made on social media. Prosecutors say Clemons was taken to a bridge, broke free and jumped from the span, breaking her ankle before her assailants fatally cut her throat.

Four co-defendants await trial.


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