Murderer convicted in kidnapping case sentenced to 1 year in prison


A judge has given a notorious teen killer, who was found guilty in a recent kidnapping case, another chance to get his life on track. 

Mitchell Overhand spent two decades in prison for killing his parents in Albuquerque when he was just 16. He found himself back behind bars last March when he was convicted in a kidnapping case after agreeing to testify against two other suspects. 

Overhand was released but tested positive for drugs while awaiting trial. Tuesday in court, the victim in the kidnapping case spoke on behalf of Overhand, saying he saved his life. 

Judge Daniel Ramczyk wasn’t that lenient though and settled on one year of mandatory prison time and 36 months of supervised probation. 

“You need to comply with probation, that it. No wiggle room. You have an addiction problem that you’re either going to deal [with] in prison or out of prison,” Judge Ramczyk said. 

Any violation of that probation will send Overhand back to serve the full three years behind bars.

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