Five people have pleaded guilty in a scheme to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from an east Mississippi elementary school.
The woman authorities say orchestrated the plan, Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, and her son, a former basketball player at the University of Alabama, were not among those who pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson.
Authorities say Jesse Pollard planned the abduction to pressure her cousin, the child's mother, in a land dispute.
Shamarius Ruffin, Wanda Faye Dancy and Shaquayla Johnigan pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Joyce Johnigan and James Shurmon Johnigan pleaded guilty to withholding information on a felony.
Sentencing is Jan. 22.
The child was taken from East Kemper Elementary School on April 30 and turned up unharmed on a rural road in Enterprise the next day.
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