Jury returns split verdict in international kidnapping case involving Houston boy

The vacationing grandparents of a Houston boy were convicted Friday of aiding in an international kidnapping in a widely publicized dispute over an 8-year-old boy taken by his mother to Brazil in 2013.
The same federal court jury, however, acquitted the couple — Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes — of related conspiracy charges.
The mixed verdict followed eight days of testimony before U.S. District Judge Alfred H. Bennett. At issue was whether the couple conspired with their daughter, Marcelle Guimaraes, to help her secure a job abroad and enroll her son Nico in a Brazilian school in an elaborate plan to relocate permanently, in violation of a custody order in Harris County family court.