The police released a dramatic video showing the rescue of an eight-year-old girl from Fort Worth who was ripped from her mother's arms in broad daylight and kidnapped. CBS DFW reports that the man who abducted the child, Michael Webb, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
In a three-hour recorded interview with the FBI, Webb admitted the kidnapping and admitted that after successfully combating the child's mother, he drove to a church parking lot. Later that same evening, he admitted to taking the child to the Forest Hill Woodspring Suites hotel, where he was taken to a room and detained there. At midnight, tipping led Forest Hill police officers to Webb's room. Shortly before arriving, Webb admitted threatening the girl and hiding the girl in a small hamper from law enforcement. After the officers visually inspected the room, they left without finding the child.
Meanwhile, friends, volunteers and police ransacked the city of Fort Worth looking for the missing girl. Ultimately, it was the effort of a family friend who spotted Webb's Ford sedan and called the emergency call. Fort Worth police responded and confirmed that blood was in the passenger seat. The law enforcement agencies then acted quickly to gain access to the hotel room and rescued the victim who was found hiding in the hamper] "We have them, we have them!" Officers announced on their radios. "He is in custody, we have her."
After a two-day trial in September, a federal jury in Fort Worth pondered less than 1
When Webb filed evidence, he grabbed the little girl as she and her mother walked down Fort Worth's 6th Avenue at 6:38 pm on Saturday, May 18. The Neighborhood Watch video shows the victim's mother who fell to the ground when Webb's car drives off.
The victim's mother testified and described her daughter as "brave, strong, and smart," before describing the awful jury details of the "physical struggle" for her daughter's life.
"We believe that justice was done in this case, we are grateful and agree with the judge's decision to sentence him to life imprisonment This is my hope This family and this community will find comfort if they know that he will never again be able to harm another small child, "US attorney Nealy Cox said.