Buffalo County Drops Kidnapping Charges

Felony kidnapping charges have been dismissed in Buffalo County against Anthony Zappa. Zappa was convicted in federal court on weapons charges, and for the kidnapping of Kearney teenager Anne Sluti. The Buffalo County attorney says he dismissed the local charges against Zappa at the request of the Sluti family. The then-17-year-old girl was abducted in April 2001 from a Kearney mall. He faces up to life in prison for kidnapping and up to seven years on the weapons count. Sentencing is set for September.