SFGate June 5, 2013 by Henry Lee
A woman who made international headlines when she lied about finding a severed finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy`s restaurant in San Jose is expected to return to prison for concocting another tale – that someone had shot her son, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Anna Ayala, 47, and her son, Guadalupe Reyes, 26, who live separately in San Jose, allegedly hatched a plan last year to blame an innocent man for shooting Reyes in his left ankle, when in fact Reyes had accidentally shot himself.
Reyes lied because he is a convicted burglar who is not supposed to have a gun, investigators said, and Ayala backed him up.
This week, Ayala pleaded no contest to being an accessory, falsely reporting a crime and being a felon with a gun. Her son pleaded no contest to two weapons-related charges and to falsely reporting a crime.