UPDATE: Man accused in Sussex Co. kidnapping rejects plea deal

Rondaiges Harper

A man accused in the carjacking and kidnapping case involving an elderly Lincoln woman was back in court Monday morning.

According to 47 ABC’s Jobina Fortson, Rondaiges Harper rejected a plea deal on Monday.

Harper was one of three teens arrested for holding 89-year-old Margaret Smith in the trunk of her own car for three days before dumping her in a cemetery alive.

Harper was indicted by a grand jury in August on two charges first degree false imprisonment and second degree conspiracy. These two charges come after the Delaware Supreme court reversed a previous conviction in this case earlier this year. Both those charges could carry a two year sentence. However, reports say since Harper already served time, his sentence could be as low as a just over a year, if he were to be convicted.

Harper is due back in court in January for a final case review.

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