Man convicted in attempt to kidnap estranged wife

GONAZLES, La. (AP) - An Ascension Parish jury has convicted a Metairie man in a failed plot to hide in the trunk of his estranged wife's parked car and kidnap her.

The Advocate reports Talandis O'Patrick Cotton was found guilty of attempted aggravated kidnapping Wednesday after a 2-day trial.

Sentencing is set for May 28. Cotton faces 10 to 50 years in prison.

On Jan. 17, 2012, Gonzales police arrested Cotton after finding him in the trunk of his estranged wife's car at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales.

Prosecutors say police found Cotton had unlatched at least 1 of the car's seat releases, which would have allowed him to enter the car's passenger compartment, and also found duct tape, plastic ties, a toy gun and a key to the woman's car on him.


Information from: The Advocate,

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