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Former 3rd ID soldier sentenced to life plus 20 years

Sylvester Horton Sylvester Horton
Sylvester Horton Sylvester Horton
Necco McCraw's son was found wondering down Highway 80. Necco McCraw's son was found wondering down Highway 80.

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - He's accused of murdering a Hunter Army Airfield soldier, then kidnapping the murder victim's infant son and abandoning him along a busy road.

The case was scheduled to go to trial, but it didn't; instead a plea agreement was reached.

Former Third Infantry Division soldier Sylvester Horton was sentenced to life, plus an additional 20 years for the murder Hunter Army Airfield solider Necco McCraw. McCraw's body was found by construction workers on Hutchinson Island back in 2009.

While Savannah-Chatham Metro Police were investigating McCraw's death, Garden City Police had a discovery of their own. They found a little boy wandering down Highway 80.

It was later discovered that the little boy was the son of the murder victim. Police say after Horton killed McCraw he stole his car, which had the little boy inside. They dropped off the little boy along the busy road.

Horton also plead guilty to kidnapping, possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, theft by taking-auto and three counts of financial transaction card fraud.

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