A Panorama City man who pleaded no contest to kidnapping former Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin’s older brother was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in state prison.
James Edward Baggett, 31, pleaded no contest Jan. 9, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Co-defendant Randall Elmer Stinson, 32, of Winnetka, pleaded no contest Jan. 25 to attempted murder and is facing 22 years in state prison, according to Santiago. Stinson is set to be sentenced Feb. 27 in a Van Nuys courtroom.
Joel Keith Ravin was kidnapped, forced into a vehicle and driven to various locations on Oct. 4, 2015, prosecutors said shortly after the case was filed.
He was then driven back to his West Hills residence, where he was shot multiple times but survived, according to police and prosecutors.
Stinson was arrested just over two weeks later by Los Angeles police, and Baggett turned himself in to authorities early the next month. Both men have been behind bars since then.
The victim’s brother, Josh Ravin, is now a starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
–City News Service
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