Krystle Tanner, Gloria Walker: 2 Texas women convicted of hiding boy for 8 years
By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
3:53 PM, Feb 19, 2013
SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas (AP) -- An East Texas jury has convicted two women 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, Texas, deliberated for about two hours before finding Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker, guilty Tuesday of kidnapping. Walker also was found guilty of injury to a child, while the jury found Tanner guilty of a lesser charge of reckless injury to a child. Miguel Morin is now 8 and disappeared in 2004.
Prosecutors told jurors Tanner and Walker took the boy from his Houston apartment complex and moved him to different homes in Texas.
Defense attorneys said Miguel was not kidnapped but was sold by his biological mother to Tanner.