Sister acquitted over man's faked Gulf drowning

February 2, 2010 8:04:12 AM PST
A jury in Corpus Christi has acquitted a woman who was accused of helping her brother in 2008 fake his drowning in the Gulf of Mexico. Katherine Tate was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution of a known felon.

Larry James Tate Jr. was reported missing on Sept. 22, 2008, while swimming off Port Aransas, but was later arrested in Arkansas.

He pleaded guilty in 2009 to two counts of incest in an Arkansas case that involved a stepdaughter and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Katherine Tate was acquitted last week.