A lawyer says she was kidnapped by her client. Her book may help overturn his conviction

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Frankie Covington has served 16 years of a life sentence for kidnapping his former lawyer, but now he may have a shot at freedom.

The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy is seeking to revoke Covington’s conviction and win him a new trial on the grounds that Sharon Muse Johnson – Covington’s former lawyer, who is now the commonwealth’s attorney for Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties – perjured herself when she testified at his trial.

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