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Inmate in hostage case gets life term
The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An inmate convicted of kidnapping during an eight-hour standoff in April at the Jefferson City Correctional Center has been sentenced to life in prison.
David Perkins, 45, was sentenced Monday by Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown to life plus 25 years for kidnapping and armed criminal action stemming from the April 19 incident.
The standoff began when Perkins took a female medical records employee hostage.
Perkins surrendered peacefully after negotiations with members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
A jury had found Perkins guilty of both charges last month.
Perkins was serving two 25-year sentences from St. Louis for armed robbery and armed criminal action. The sentences Brown ordered Monday will run concurrently with those terms.