Billie Dunn addressed her recent move to the Austin area at a vigil for her daughter Hailey Saturday night.
Dunn said she decided to move after she felt she became a target for speculation about her role in her daughter's disappearance.
"People say things about me and my family which is hard enough to deal with, and now they're picking on Hailey and David. Having my friends and family around, I'm actually able to focus a little bit more on what is going on inside of all the different centers with Hailey and my head's just more clear now," she said.
The Mitchell County DA is allowing her to transfer a year-long probation sentence to her new home in Travis County.
Dunn received the sentence earlier this month for charges of lying to a police officer about the whereabouts of her former live-in boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, back in March.