Prison Terms Handed Down in Texas Kidnapping Case 2/20/13
February 20, 2013
SAN AUGUSTINE - An East Texas jury has sentenced two women to prison after convicting them of kidnapping a Houston boy when he was 8 months old and hiding him for eight years before he was found.
Jurors in San Augustine on Tuesday sentenced Gloria Walker to 30 years for injury to a child and eight years for kidnapping, to be served concurrently.
Her daughter, Krystle Tanner, was sentenced to eight years for kidnapping and eight years for reckless injury to a child, also to be served concurrently.
Miguel Morin is now 8 and disappeared in 2004.
Both Tanner and Walker had told jurors they did nothing wrong as the boy had been given to them. Prosecutors said both women neglected Miguel during the time they kept him.