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February 28, 2018: Winnetka Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Attempted Murder in Kidnapping Plot

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
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A Winnetka man has been sentenced to 22 years in state prison in connection with the kidnapping and shooting of Joel Keith Ravin, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Randall Elmer Stinson, 32, was sentenced yesterday after pleading no contest Jan. 25 to one count of attempted murder and admitting to allegations of personally using a handgun and personally inflicting great bodily injury.

His co-defendant, 31-year-old James Edward Baggett, was sentenced Feb. 7, to 13 years in state prison after pleading no contest to kidnapping on Jan. 9. He also admitted an allegation of personally using a handgun.

Both defendants agreed to plea deals, said Deputy District Attorney Sheetal Jhala, who prosecuted the case.

According to the criminal complaint, Ravin, now 32, was kidnapped, forced into the suspect’s vehicle and driven to various locations on Oct. 4, 2015. The victim was driven back to his residence where he was shot multiple times but survived.

The Los Angeles Police Department, Topanga Station, investigated case LA082052.