Anna Ayala, 47, of San Jose, Calif., was sentenced to two years for attempting to conceal her son's accidental shooting of himself in October 2012. On parole after a felony burglary conviction, her son, Guadalupe "Junior" Reyes, 26, was not allowed to own a weapon, the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday, adding Ayala and Reyes blamed the shooting on two men.
Ayala pleaded no contest this week, under a plea deal offered by superior Court Judge Phil Pennypacker, to being an accessory to a felony, filing a false police report and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
She will receive a two-year sentence, as will Reyes, when they are sentenced in September.
Ayala gained notoriety and a nine-year prison sentence, later reduced to four years, in 2005 when she claimed to have found a severed finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy's restaurant, the newspaper said.
The attempted hoax cost the restaurant chain millions in lost business, Wendy's said.