A federal judge sentenced the woman who kidnapped 4-day-old Yair Anthony Carrillo-Gurrola to serve 240 months in prison and to pay restitution.
Chief Judge Todd J. Campbell ordered Tammy Renee Silas to pay $36,636 in restitution, much of it directly to the young boy’s mother, Maria Gurrola. Silas must also submit to substance abuse as well as mental health treatment. Following her prison term, she must serve five years of supervised release.
The sentencing comes after Silas agreed to plead guilty in February to one count of interstate kidnapping in a high-profile case that led to the issuance of an AMBER alert and a search for a rented car captured on surveillance video in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
On Sept. 29, 2009, Silas followed Gurrola to several locations before showing up at her East Ridge Drive home where Silas, first posing as an immigration official, then reportedly attacked the mother with a kitchen knife before taking the infant boy and fleeing.
Law enforcement personnel later caught up with Silas at her Ardmore, Ala., home three days later.