Katie Beers’ kidnapper dies in New York prison

Posted at 8:49 AM, Sep 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-05 12:05:45-04

The man who kidnapped Katie Beers was found dead in his cell at Sing Sing Prison.

64-year-old John Esposito was found shortly after a parole hearing Wednesday.


John Esposito in a recent photograph

Authorities say he died from natural causes. Esposito was convicted in the 1992 abduction of Beers.

She released a statement saying she’s saddened at the loss of a life, but at the same time she’s happy that John Esposito will never be granted parole or have the opportunity to hurt anyone ever again.