Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping 2 Hikers

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The man charged with kidnapping two hikers in Boulder County pleaded guilty on Friday.

Joseph Carter pleaded guilty to second degree kidnapping as part of a deal with prosecutors.

He faces up to 24 years in prison when he’s sentenced in April.

Investigators said Carter confronted a man and a woman at gunpoint in the mountains near Nederland in June 2010. He then tied them up.

Both hikers got away without any serious injuries. Carter was found a few days later. He was camping in the area.

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