Man sentenced to 20 years in prison in death of 2-year-old Hazana Anderson

Kenny Hewett, of Houston, is being held in the Galveston County Jail on charges related to tampering or fabricating evidence with intent to impair a human corpse. Investigators say he's connected to the missing persons case of Hazana Anderson, 2, in College Station.
Kenny Hewett, of Houston, is being held in the Galveston County Jail on charges related to tampering or fabricating evidence with intent to impair a human corpse. Investigators say he's connected to the missing persons case of Hazana Anderson, 2, in College Station. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office)

HOUSTON – A man pleaded guilty last week in the case of 2-year-old Hazana Anderson who investigators said was beaten and sexually abused before her death. 

Kenny Hewett, the boyfriend of Hazana's mother, was sentenced Nov. 8 to serve 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse. 

The trial for Tiaundra Kae Christon, Anderson's mother, is set to begin Feb. 2, 2020. She is facing the same charge.

Details of the case 

On Oct. 31, 2018, Hazana's body was found in Texas City, officials said.

According to authorities, the body was discovered 140 miles away from the park where Hazana's mother reported her missing on Oct. 28.

Shortly after the body was found, Hewett was arrested, records show.

The search is underway for 2-year-old Hazana Anderson after she was reported missing from College Station.

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