'Chili-Finger Lady' Heads to Prison for Another Lie

Anna Ayala lied about son's shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 5, 2013 11:35 AM CDT
No finger here.   (©)

(Newser) – A Northern California woman sentenced to four years in prison for planting a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili is going back behind bars for creating another tall tale, this one about a shooting involving her son. The so-called Chili-Finger Lady, Anna Ayala, was arrested in October after she told police that her son had been shot in the ankle by two men. Guadalupe "Junior" Reyes accidentally shot himself and Ayala lied to prevent him from going to prison as a felon in possession of a firearm.

The San Jose Mercury News reported yesterday that Ayala pleaded no contest to three felony charges and will receive a two-year prison term when formally sentenced in September. Reyes will also receive two years in prison.

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