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2 men sentenced in fatal abduction of teenage mom

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Two men have received prison terms for their role in the abduction and killing of a teenage mother during a robbery in Atlantic City.

Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Aziz Sanders received a 30-year sentence on Wednesday, while 22-year-old DeShawn Hicks got a 20-year term. Both had pleaded guilty to using a firearm and aiding and abetting the use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

The Atlantic City men will also have to serve five years of supervised release once they are freed from prison, and each will have to pay $1.5 million in restitution to Nadirah Ruffin's family.

Prosecutors say the men and a female acquaintance, 27-year-old Shamerria Smith, planned to rob a man who had brutally beat Smith's cousin in March 2011. Ruffin happened to be at the home when the robbery occurred.

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