Vestal woman charged in teens’ kidnapping is sentenced

A Vestal woman was sentenced in Broome County Court after pleading guilty to kidnapping a woman’s two daughters last year. 29-year-old Amanda Hellman will spend 10 years in prison. Their disappearance drew national attention, and they were found 11 months later on March 9th at Hellman’s home in Vestal on Torrance Avenue. The girls mother pleaded guilty to conspiracy and will be sentenced on September 20th.