A Winnetka man could be sentenced to up to 75 years to life in prison if convicted of kidnapping and shooting the brother of Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin, prosecutors said Friday.
Randall Elmer Stinson, 30, pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of attempted murder and one count each of kidnapping to commit robbery and kidnapping, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors allege Joel Keith Ravin was kidnapped, forced into the suspect’s vehicle and driven to various locations on Oct. 4. The 30-year-old man was then driven back to his residence, where he was shot multiple times but survived, according to Deputy District Attorney Sheetal Jhala.
Josh Ravin posted a series of statements on his Twitter account, writing in one that his brother had been shot five times and in another, “We know who the shooter is. So does the LAPD. Justice is on the way!”
Stinson, who was arrested Tuesday, is due back in a Van Nuys courtroom on Nov. 25, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial.
—Staff and wire reports