James Chairez’s Mother Pleads No Contest to Tampering With Evidence
After a search of Chairez’s apartment, police found a blood-stained crib sheet, a car seat, stroller, diapers, and toys. They arrested Chairez and charged him with abandoning or endangering a child. He is currently being held on $150,000 bond.
D’Lanny Reaneille Chairez pleads no contest to tampering with evidence
A plea deal has been reached in the case of D’Lanny Chairez, who is accused of tampering with evidence against her son James. The prosecutors waived one count of tampering with evidence, and D’Lanny pleaded no contest to a second charge. The charges stem from allegations that Chairez hid the baby’s body in a trailer. She faces up to 10 years in prison. In addition, the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
The baby, James, was reported missing on Jan. 4 of the year 2021. Surveillance video showed the child was last seen on Jan. 4. However, a search of the mother’s apartment turned up other evidence. The police found the baby’s crib sheet, a car seat, a stroller, and diapers. Chairez is being held in jail on $150,000 bond.
Her bond reduced from $250,000 to $150,000
James Chairez’s bond was reduced from $250,000 to $150,000 in April, but additional charges may be filed against him. Police say he may have tampered with evidence and a subsequent trial is possible. Investigators found traces of blood on a crib sheet and other items beneath the mobile home. They also found a car seat, stroller, diapers, and toys.
James Chairez was last seen with his mother on January 4. Investigators tracked her down and found videos of her pushing the stroller, and even on a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus. After tracing D’Lanny, James’s bond was reduced to $150,000, and D’Lanny was arrested on child abandonment charges.
She is charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child
D’Lanny Chairez, the mother of toddler James Chairez, has been sentenced to five years in prison after she pleaded no contest to tampering with evidence in the case. The child had been missing for three months. The baby’s body was found underneath the mother’s mobile home, and it was determined that he was killed. The mother, who is also facing charges of causing serious bodily injury to a person, could be sentenced to life in prison.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, Chairez is also charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. His bail was reduced from $250,000 to $150,000 in April, and he faces a trial on June 16. Additional charges could be brought against him. The baby was last seen on Jan. 4, 2021. The San Antonio Police Department has obtained surveillance images of the couple. Investigators have also released video footage from a drug store and a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus. Among the footage are images of D’Lanny Chairez and baby James.
She faces up to 10 years in prison
Baby James Chairez’s mother D’Lanny has been sentenced to five years in prison after she pleaded no contest to tampering with evidence. She was already charged with endangering the child and abandoning her child on March 16, but the charges of evidence tampering have added up to a much longer sentence. The family of Baby James is furious and are calling for a more substantial sentence.
James was last seen alive on January 4 at Walgreens and has since been missing. He was only 18 months old when he disappeared. His mother, D’Lanny, has denied knowing anything about her son. However, police have released surveillance video of the two at a drug store and on a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus. In the bus video, D’Lanny Chairez is seen pushing a baby stroller, but James was not visible.