NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A relative says Maria Gurrola started crying and shaking when she learned her kidnapped baby was being taken into state custody shortly after he was recovered.
Norma Rodriguez said Gurrola told her the second separation was more painful than the knife wounds she suffered when the kidnapper attacked her.
Week-old Yahir Anthony Carrillo and his siblings were put with strangers in two separate foster homes after investigators told the state Department of Children's Services about allegations the family had tried to sell the baby.
On Tuesday, Metro Nashville Police announced the parents had been cleared of wrongdoing and the children were returned.
DCS spokesman Rob Johnson said the department sometimes has to make tough decisions with partial information.