JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge in Mississippi has approved a plea agreement that will allow a former University of Alabama basketball player to avoid prosecution in a kidnapping case if he stays out of trouble for two years.
U.S. District Judge William Barbour in Jackson approved the deferred prosecution for Devonta Pollard during a hearing Tuesday.
Prosecutors offered the 19-year-old Pollard the deal in exchange for testimony against his mother, Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, who was convicted last month.
Jesse Pollard was convicted last month of orchestrating a plot to kidnap a 6-year-old relative in a dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed in east Mississippi.
The girl was abducted in April from East Kemper Elementary School and released unharmed the next day.
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