A woman convicted of kidnapping her son and fleeing to Central America has been ordered to serve 16 months in the Ada County Jail.
Margaret Dunbar-Alcalde was convicted of second degree kidnapping for taking her son after a Thanksgiving visit in 2008. Federal investigators apprehended her in Nicaragua in March, and she was returned to Boise to face charges in the case.
KBOI-TV reported that a 4th District Judge originally sentenced Dunbar-Alcalde to 10 years in prison, but she received a withheld judgment that suspended a good portion of the jail term. However, she will serve 10 years of probation.
She also has been given credit for serving eight months in jail.
The boy, who was seven when reported missing, has since been reunited with his father.