(law) The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.
Our major success was our first kidnapping for ransom.
We can't go back to the kidnapping or the recovery.
Saying that might go further toward getting him to forget the kidnapping and murder and going on with his life.
The use of this writ in most if not all criminal cases was forbidden in 1553; but it was used in the 17th century in a case of kidnapping (Designy's case, 1682), and against Lord Grey for abducting his wife's sister (1682), and in the earl of Banbury's case to recover his wife (1704).
In 1587 Perrot conceived a plan for kidnapping Hugh Roe (Hugh the Red), now a youth of fifteen, who had already given proof of exceptional manliness and sagacity.