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Guilty plea in beating case

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A second man accused of beating and kidnapping a man whose body was later found in South Carolina pleaded guilty this week.
Assistant District Attorney Philip Catalano said Javell Gordon pleaded guilty Tuesday  in Richmond County Superior Court to kidnapping. Gordon will serve 20 years without parole and an additional 10 years on probation. Victor Scott was convicted earlier this month and sentenced to life in prison.
Catalano said both men face murder charges in Aiken County where the body of 38-year-old Corwin Lee was found in a wooded area near the Fifth Street Bridge in North Augusta. Lee was last seen alive on Dec. 23, 2007.


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