Brittney Sue Humphrey, 23-years old, was sentenced to 13 years in state prison for kidnapping three children of her half-sister who was killed last year. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced, that Humphrey along with her 28-year old boyfriend, Joshua Robertson, allegedly kidnapped the three young children of Kimberly Harvill in August 2016, the children’s ages were 5, 3, and 2 when the crime occurred.
All three of the children were found abandoned in New Mexico at a motel, while Humphrey and Robertson were arrested later in Colorado. Joshua Robertson and Alex Valdez have been charged with murdering Harvill, and face a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait, making them eligible for the death penalty.
The decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date.
Robertson is also charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of an unrelated arson and one count of possession of the flammable material. Valdez is scheduled for a pretrial hearing on October 30th, while Robertson is scheduled for a Sep 25th preliminary hearing.