Trial Wrapping Up in Case of Kidnapped Texas Boy 2/16/13
February 16, 2013
SAN AUGUSTINE - Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in the East Texas trial of two women accused of kidnapping a Houston boy when he was 8 months old and hiding him for eight years before he was found.
Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker, have been charged with kidnapping and injury to a child in the 2004 disappearance of Miguel Morin.
The women are being tried in San Augustine, about 140 miles northeast of Houston.
At trial, prosecutors have tried to show that Tanner and Walker repeatedly lied about the boy's identity to authorities.
KTRE-TV of Lufkin reports that defense attorneys say Miguel was sold by his biological mother to Tanner, not kidnapped.
The boy is now living with a Houston-area couple that's also taking care of his siblings.