What’s next in the Hazana Anderson death investigation?
KBTX has confirmed TiAundra Christon was released earlier this year on reduced bond. Her trial is set for December.
GALVESTON, Texas (KBTX) - It was exactly two years ago today, on Sunday, October 28, 2018, that Hazana Anderson was reported missing by her mother at Gabbard Park in College Station. TiAundra Christon claimed the child went missing from her stroller in the middle of the day and the community immediately began a frantic search to find her.
We would later learn, from police and investigators, the 1-year-old was allegedly beaten to death days earlier at a Houston motel and her lifeless body was disposed of in a body of water in Galveston County. Christon and her boyfriend, Kenny Hewett, 34, of Houston, were both arrested and charged in Galveston County each on a charge of tampering with a human corpse.
Christon was released in April on a reduced bond of $100,000 by Galveston County’s 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox. Her trial has been postponed several times this year due to the pandemic but her next scheduled trial date is now 9:00 a.m. on December 8. According to online court records, Christon, now 23, resides at a home in College Station.
In November 2019, Hewett pleaded guilty to the tampering charge and was sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Due to the plea, he can’t appeal the case, but he’s up for parole as early as February 2021. Currently, he’s serving out his sentence at the Garza West prison in Beeville, Texas.
KBTX reached out to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to ask about the possibility of additional charges being added in the future. A spokesman said at this time, no case has been submitted to their office from Houston Police nor any other law enforcement agency.
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