Alabama woman pleads guilty of 2009 kidnapping of 4-day-old Nashville boy

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7:51pm
Staff reports

Tammy Renee Silas, accused of kidnapping a 4-day-old boy in 2009, pleaded guilty to kidnapping Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Nashville.

Silas changed her plea to guilty before her trial was set to begin Tuesday morning after a few delays. A sentencing hearing is set for July 11.

Authorities charged Silas with the Sept. 29, 2009, kidnapping of Yair Anthony Carrillo-Gurrola from a home on East Ridge Drive in Nashville, after she allegedly attacked the child’s mother, Maria Gurrola, with her fists, beer bottles and a knife found at the home, according to the plea agreement signed Monday.

Silas then drove the boy to her home in Ardmore, Ala., where police arrested her three days later.

As part of the plea agreement, Silas could face 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

2 Comments on this post:

By: NewYorker1 on 2/15/11 at 4:30

Why would anybody want to steal a baby? Why would anybody want a child period? All those years of feeding and clothing somebody else. That's taking money out of your own pocket for somebody else's needs. To me, that means less eating out at places like Ruth Chris, less shopping sprees at Bergdorf's and Neiman Marcus, less vacations to Paris and Italy because they will have to stay for school. Less partying and entertaining, less everything it seems like. I just don't get the "I want a child" thing. Sounds like a big headache to me.

By: Bellecat on 2/16/11 at 8:33

The old saying about trying to teach a pig to sing being a waste of time would be applicable here.