Former Seton Hall basketball player Whitney sentenced to 3 years for role in off-campus robbery

Former Seton Hall basketball player Kelly Whitney has been sentenced to three years in prison on Monday, for his role in an armed robbery of eight students in an off-campus house in March 2010.

Whitney, charged with kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault and weapons possession pled guilty to on Aug. 29, 2011 to the crime to receive reduced charges of second-degree conspiracy and burglary and a third-degree charge of criminal restraint.

Whitney will be eligible for parole in October 2012 because of jail time already served. He could also be released earlier with additional jail credits.

Another former Seton Hall basketball player, Robert Mitchell also pled guilty to reduced charges and testified against Whitney.

Both men were charged with the March 15, 2010 gunpoint robbery where they bound eight students with duct tape robbing their off-campus house looking for drugs and money.

Mitchell will be charged later today and is expected to receive the same sentence as Whitney.

Check back at thesetonian.com for more updates.

Stephen Valenti can be reached at stephen.valenti@student.shu.edu

Author: Staff Writer

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