GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — Kenny Hewett, the man charged in connection with 2-year-old Hazana Anderson's disappearance, has had his bail reduced.
Hewett's bail was initially set at $500,000. Judge Lonnie Cox reduced the bail to $250,000 in December 2018, after a request from Hewett's court appointed attorney.
Hewett is charged with Tampering Physical Evidence with intent to impair a Human Corpse. Police found the body of a small child in Texas City during search efforts related to Anderson's disappearance.
Autopsy results for the body have not been released. But, Tiaundra Christon, Anderson's mother and Hewett's girlfriend, is said to have admitted to police that she and Hewett disposed of the child's body, according to police records.
Christon allegedly told police that she and Hewett beat the child together, causing her death.
Christon is being held in the Brazos County jail, charged with Endangering a Child, Filing a False Police Report, and charged from Galveston County of Tampering with Evidence with intent to hide a corpse.
Applications for reduced bail are a fairly common practice in criminal law. The Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution protect against excessive bail and mandate that bail be set at a reasonable amount for a defendant.