Texas Court of Appeals rejects petition from mother in San Augustine kidnapping case

Gloria Walker (Source: San Augustine County Jail)
Gloria Walker (Source: San Augustine County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected a petition for review from a San Augustine woman serving a 30-year prison sentence in a highly publicized kidnapping case.

In Gloria Walker's handwritten petition, she argues she should have been tried separately from her daughter, Krystle Tanner, 29.

The court rejected the appeal, stating the petition exceeds the proper length. Walker is allowed to re-draw the petition, but must do so within 30 days.

Walker was sentenced in February 2013 after she was found guilty by a jury. She and Tanner were arrested in April 2012 after being on the run for eight years after kidnapping Miguel Morin while babysitting him overnight. Tanner hid Miguel in home all over Central and East Texas, calling him by the name "Jaquan" and allowing him to believe he was younger than he actually was.

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