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Mom of fmr. UA Basketball player gets 25 years in kidnapping case

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Jesse Mae Brown Pollard Jesse Mae Brown Pollard
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -

A woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison in the kidnapping of a girl from her elementary school in a family dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed.     

Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. in Jackson, was described by prosecutors as orchestrating the plot.     

Five others who helped her were sentenced in January to terms ranging from eight months to a year.     

The child was taken April 30 from East Kemper Elementary School in the Kemper County community of Scooba and dropped off unharmed near a stranger's mobile home the next day.     

Pollard's son, former University of Alabama basketball player Devonta Pollard, was allowed to avoid prosecution if he stays out of trouble for two years.

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