Posted: Feb 7, 2013 4:58 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2013 8:00 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Miranda Cisneros was sentenced late Thursday to a maximum of 11 years in jail. She was found guilty yesterday on 3 counts of aggravated robbery and 1 count of child endangerment for a June 2nd Walmart shoplifting incident that injured employees.
Cisneros was sentenced to 11 years for count one, 10 years for count two, five years for count three, and two years for count four. She will serve the sentences concurrently with credit for the time she has already served.
The 21-year-old's defense attorney unsuccessfully argued for the jury to consider lesser charges of robbery and theft. She now faces up to 99 years in prison as the sentencing phase is scheduled to get underway this afternoon.
Cisneros was seen on security video from the Walmart on Greenwood as she fled the store with her young child after employees accused her of stealing baby items and household items. Three employees were hurt as she backed out of a parking spot and hit two other cars making a getaway. Cisneros was pregnant at the time of the incident.
During the trial, the defense argued store employees are to blame for escalating the incident by pursuing Cisneros out of the store, a violation of company policy.
Cisneros was arrested at a home in Calallen six days after the incident.
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