Woman Accused of Abandoning Grandson at Store Sentenced
A Wichita woman accused of abandoning her 5-year-old grandson while fleeing a Kohl's store after a shoplifting incident has been sentenced to nearly three years in jail.
The Wichita Eagle reports that 42-year-old Kathleen Williams received a 32-month sentence Thursday. She had pleaded guilty in January to a charge of theft after prior conviction and a charge of contributing to a child's misconduct or deprivation.
Prosecutors say she tried to steal clothing from the store before fleeing, leaving the clothes and her grandson behind in June. She eluded police for nearly three months.
Williams' grandson was placed in foster care as a result of the incident.