SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas -- An East Texas jury will soon begin deciding the fate of two women accused of kidnapping a Houston boy when he was 8 months old and hiding him for eight years.
Closing arguments are set for Tuesday in the trial of Krystle Tanner and her mother, Gloria Walker. Each faces charges of kidnapping and injury to a child in the Miguel Morin’s 2004 disappearance.
If convicted, they face up to life in prison. The trial is in San Augustine, about 140 miles northeast of Houston.
Prosecutors say the women hid the boy and lied about his identity to authorities.
Defense attorneys say Miguel was sold by his biological mother to Tanner, not kidnapped.
The boy now lives with a Houston-area couple that’s also caring for his siblings.