Man Gets 9 Years in Carjacking of Sen. Corker's Daughter

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010  |  Updated 8:17 PM EDT
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Man Gets 9 Years in Carjacking of Sen. Corker's Daughter

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A man who pleaded guilty to carjacking Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker's daughter has been sentenced to nine years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Steven Alston, 25, of Washington, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in April to carjacking and assault with significant bodily injury in the Dec. 2 carjacking of Julia Corker.

According to his plea, Alston and 22-year-old Dewalden Connor approached Julia Corker while she was sitting in her parked SUV in the 700 block of D Street NW. According to court documents, Connor distracted Julia Corker and then Alston opened the door and ordered her from the vehicle. When she did not respond, Alston grabbed the woman by her throat, threw her to the ground and the two drove off in the SUV.

Connor, who pleaded guilty in March to robbery, will be sentenced Thursday.

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