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Moss Sentenced To Three Life Terms

February 14, 1985

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Dennis Moss, 27, of Cocoa, Fla., was sentenced Thursday to three consecutive life terms in prison in the kidnapping of a wealthy Mexico City woman at a Washington hotel last summer.

Moss, who confessed to abducting Edith Rosenkranz, 60, at gunpoint, also was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Oliver Gasch to 106 years, to run concurrently, on various other counts in connection with the kidnapping.

Under federal law, Moss will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years of the sentence.

Moss and Glenn I. Wright, 42, of Houston, were convicted in U.S. District Court on Dec. 18 of kidnapping Mrs. Rosenkranz, wife of George Rosenkranz, founder of the pharmaceutical firm, Syntex Corp., from the Sheraton Washington Hotel parking lot last July 19.

Mrs. Rosenkranz, who had been in Washington with her husband to attend an international bridge tournament, was released unharmed after being held for 48 hours in the Norfolk, Va., area. A $1 million ransom paid by her husband was recovered by the FBI.

Wright is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Orland D. Tolden, 26, roommate and former lover of Wright, pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to kidnap, cooperated with prosecutors and was sentenced Jan. 29 to seven years in prison.

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