Sentenced to Life for kidnapping 8-year-old girl

Michael Webb was sentenced to life Thursday for the kidnapping of an 8-year-old girl as she walked with her mother in a Fort Worth, Texas neighborhood.

A federal jury found Webb, 51, guilty of the kidnapping during a trial back in September. Today, the judge sentenced him to life in prison.

The mother said she attempted to fight off Webb, and jumped into his car when he grabbed her daughter. But Webb, she said, pushed her out and drove away with her child still inside the car.

Webb asked Judge O'Connor for a new court-appointed attorney multiple times, but was denied.

Webb could've faced as little as 20 years in prison for his crime, but received the maximum sentence and is not eligible for parole.

“A dangerous predator is spending the rest of his life behind bars because law enforcement and citizen volunteers worked tirelessly to safely bring the victim home," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew J. DeSarno, of the Dallas Field Office.
Webb could've faced as little as 20 years in prison for his crime, but received the maximum sentence and is not eligible for parole.

“A dangerous predator is spending the rest of his life behind bars because law enforcement and citizen volunteers worked tirelessly to safely bring the victim home," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew J. DeSarno, of the Dallas Field Office.

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Location: Forth Worth, Texas, USA