Tanner Lynn Horner, the FedEx driver, who has admitted to kidnapping and killing was delivering her Christmas present when he snatched, a seven-year-old girl, was delivering her Christmas present when he snatched her from her house in Paradise, Texas, last Wednesday.

Maitlyn Gandy, the biological mother of Athena Strand, said at a news conference Thursday that the 31-year-old accused was delivering a You Can Be Anything Barbie to Strand’s father and stepmother’s house when he abducted her daughter.

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“This package is the first time I’m seeing it,” Gandy said. The dolls were ordered from Walmart and were set to be a Christmas present for her daughter. “Athena was robbed of the opportunity to grow up to be anything she wanted to be — and this present, ordered out of innocence and love, is one she will never receive.”

Currently, Horner is being held at the Wise County Law Enforcement Center in Texas on a $ 1.5 million bond. Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty. Horner is facing capital murder and aggravated kidnapping charges.

After Horner confessed to the crimes his case was scheduled to be turned over to the district attorney next week. “Because of the age of the child, and because it was an abduction, we are going to pursue the death penalty,” Sheriff Lane Atkin said.

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Family attorneys representing Gandy and her family are planning to conduct their own investigation to determine whether FedEx could have done more to prevent the tragedy. The bereaved mother has vowed to continue to seek justice for her daughter.

“I will spend the rest of my life fighting for her so that no other family will endure such unbearable pain and grief,” she said. “Amonster attempted to take Athena’s voice — but we are her voice. Screening and hiring policies must be put into place so that monsters wearing delivery uniforms don’t show up on our children’s footsteps.”