A Texas woman will spend 20 years behind bars in relation to her 2-year-old daughter’s death after she dumped her body in a lake. Tiaundra Christon, 23, was found guilty of tampering with a corpse, as well as attempting to conceal the physical and sexual abuse she’d subjected the child to by dressing a life-sized doll to look like little Hazana Anderson and carrying it around with her, Click2Houston reports.
- It only took the jury 40 minutes to convict her. In addition to convicting Christon of her daughter’s death, she was also fined $10,000 for tampering with a human corpse by a Galveston County jury, according to KRPC. It only took the jury 40 minutes to find her guilty.
- It was unclear what exactly happened to the little girl. What’s known is that Christon took Hazana from College Station to Houston to meet up with her boyfriend, Kenny Hewett. They all stayed together at the Downtowner Inns and Suites hotel, Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady believes. When she returned to College Station, friends saw Christon with a child they believed was Hazana. She was also caught on camera at her local Walmart with what looked like a child.
- Christon reported Hazana missing a couple of days later. Christon called 911 on October 28, 2018, claiming Hazana had gone missing from Gabbard Park in College Station. Authorities immediately launched a search and rescue operation but only found a life-sized doll dressed as Christon said Hazana was when she “disappeared.” The doll was in the trashcan across the street from where Christon had parked her car.
- She eventually admitted everything. Christon later told police that Hazana died at the hotel in Houston after she and Hewett physically and sexually abused the girl. They then dumped the toddler’s body in Moses Lake in Texas City. Her body was pulled from the water there on October 31, 2018.
- She actually has a chance of getting parole. While sentenced to 20 years behind bars, she was told she would have to serve a minimum of 15% of her sentence before being eligible for parole. That’s only three years! Hopefully she’s kept in jail for a long time to come.