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Sheboygan woman successfully gets sentence cut down in '01 kidnapping case

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - A Sheboygan woman has had 9 years chopped off her prison sentence, after she successfully argued that her term was unfairly longer than four co-defendants.

34-year-old Renata Neuaone was given a new 13-year term by a Sheboygan County judge -- and she's now expected to be released by the end of this year.

Neuaone and the other four suspects were accused of kidnapping a woman in 2001 over a drug debt. The 20-year-old victim was beaten, drugged, and hung from a clothesline at a railroad tressel. That woman survived.

In her original court case, Neuaone struck a plea deal in which prosecutors promised to ask for 12 years in prison -- but the judge gave her 22 years instead.

She won't be totally free when she's let go, however. Neuaone must serve 18 years of extended supervision once she gets out.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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