The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office said Tommierettta Gunner and Keyonna Gunner were found guilty of injury to a child, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in the 9th District Court in Montgomery County.
Tommieretta Gunner will serve eight years in prison and Keyonna Gunner will serve 90 days in jail followed by seven years of felony probation.
Testimony and evidence in trial showed that both Tommieretta Gunner and Keyonna Gunner used a stun gun on multiple occasions in order to control the 14-year-old child, who suffered from multiple disabilities. Members of the Montgomery County Multi-Disciplinary Team, including Detectives with Montgomery County Pct. 3 Constables Office, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Investigators with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Division discovered the abuse while investigating the death of the child. The death was unrelated to the use of the stun gun. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Shanna Redwine and Brittany Hansford.
“We appreciate the hard work by the members of Montgomery County’s Child Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team,” said Prosecutor Shanna Redwine. “This verdict and punishment brought measure of justice for the victim but we are not finished.” “We ask members of the public with any information about this child’s death to contact the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office at 936-539-7800.”