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Multiple convictions leave a local women looking at life behind bars

Multiple convictions leave a local woman looking at life behind bars

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A Fayette County woman faces a life sentence after she's convicted of kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy charges.

Investigators say Lesa Lewis of Smithers befriended a WVU student from Ethiopia in July. Lewis allegedly knew this student had money so she lured him to a home she shared with her mother.That's where the student was reportedly robbed by 2 men Lisa knew.

He was then forced into his own car, told to drive to an ATM and withdraw money.The student was then beaten unconscious and his body dumped into a creek.

Lewis was sentenced one to five years in prison on the conspiracy charges, one to ten years on first degree robbery charges. The kidnapping charge itself carries a life sentence.

"I'm very pleased with the verdict today. I believe the evidence was very strong in this case and it's good to know you get individuals like this off the street," Larry Harrah, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Fayette County, said.

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