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Elizabeth Johnson of Arizona ran off to San Antonio, TX, with her 8-month-old son Gabriel Johnson in December 2009. He has not been seen since.

Woman accused in baby Gabriel case back on stand

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New details emerged from Superior Court Thursday in the trial of Tammi Smith. She is the would-be-adoptive mom accused of playing a role in the disappearance of baby Gabriel, the Valley toddler who's been missing since December 2009.

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Jury finds Elizabeth Johnson guilty of custodial interference

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The jury has found Elizabeth Johnson guilty of conspiracy to commit custodial interference, custodial interference and unlawful imprisonment in the disappearance of her son Gabriel. Jurors couldn't reach a verdict on the most serious charge, kidnapping.

Missing Arizona baby's mom seeks release from jail

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An Arizona woman awaiting sentencing for a conviction in her son's disappearance has asked a judge to release her from jail on her own recognizance.

Elizabeth Johnson's grandfather speaks out

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Elizabeth Johnson's grandfather is one of the only people who's stood by her side every step of the way.  The two have been in constant contact, and now he's sharing their story with you.

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Baby Gabriel's mother sentenced to 5 1/4 years in prison

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Judge Joseph Kreamer sentences Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing Gabriel Johnson, to 5.25 years in prison and 4 years probation.

RAW: Baby Gabriel's grandfather testifies in Elizabeth Johnson's trial

Baby Gabriel's grandfather testifies in the trial of missing Gabriel's mother, Elizabeth Johnson. (09/25/2012)

RAW: Tammi Smith in court in Gabriel's disappearance

Tammi Smith went before a judge today. She'll remain on probation and has been advised not to try to profit from the case. (12/07/2012)

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Elizabeth Johnson is charged with kidnapping and custodial interference in the case of her missing son, Gabriel Johnson, who was 8 months old when last seen in December 2009.

  • Tammi Smith TrialMore>>

  • Woman accused in baby Gabriel case back on stand

    Woman accused in baby Gabriel case back on stand

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:50:54 GMT
    New details emerged from Superior court Thursday in the trial of Tammi Smith. Smith is the would-be-adoptive mom accused of playing a role in the disappearance of baby Gabriel, the Valley toddler who's
    New details emerged from Superior Court Thursday in the trial of Tammi Smith. She is the would-be-adoptive mom accused of playing a role in the disappearance of baby Gabriel, the Valley toddler who's been missing since December 2009.
  • UPDATE

    Jury finds Tammi Smith guilty of forgery, conspiracy

    Jury finds Tammi Smith guilty of forgery, conspiracy

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:49:32 GMT
    Tammi SmithTammi Smith
    A jury has found the Scottsdale woman accused in the disappearance of Gabriel Johnson XXXXXXXXXXX Tammi Smith XXXXXXXXXXXX Prosecutors painted a picture of her as a manipulative woman who was willing
    The jury also decided there were aggravating circumstances in the case. The jury determined emotional harm and accomplice involvement existed.
  • Tammi Smith Facebook post following verdict

    Tammi Smith Facebook post following verdict

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:48:46 GMT
    Tammi Smith posted the following status on her Facebook page after the verdict: I have received hundreds of private emails & Face book Messages, so I am preparing this short story because I need to spend
    I have received hundreds of private emails & Face book Messages, so I am preparing this short story because I need to spend time with my Precious Angels that God has put into our care...
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    Elderly Mesa man with dementia found safe

    Elderly Mesa man with dementia found safe

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:30:34 GMT
    Melvin Wright, 88, of Mesa (Source: Mesa Police Department)Melvin Wright, 88, of Mesa (Source: Mesa Police Department)
    Melvin Wright, 88, moved to Mesa from Illinois about three weeks ago and is not familiar with the area, police said.
    Melvin Wright, 88, moved to Mesa from Illinois about three weeks ago and is not familiar with the area, police said.
  • Skeletal remains found may be missing Tucson woman

    Skeletal remains found may be missing Tucson woman

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 8:29 PM EST2014-01-15 01:29:32 GMT
    Santa Cruz County authorities say they've found human skeletal remains that possibly are from a 77-year-old Tucson woman missing for more than two months. Pima County Sheriff's officials say Young Sook
    Santa Cruz County authorities say they've found human skeletal remains that possibly are from a 77-year-old Tucson woman missing for more than two months.
  • Jerice Hunter TrialMore>>

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    Jerice Hunter in court in her daughter Jhessye's death

    Jerice Hunter in court in her daughter Jhessye's death

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:31:11 GMT
    Jerice Hunter (Source: CBS 5 News)Jerice Hunter (Source: CBS 5 News)
    Jerice Hunter is accused of killing Jhessye Shockley and disposing of her body in a Tempe Dumpster as many as two weeks before reporting Jhessye missing.
    Jerice Hunter is accused of killing Jhessye Shockley and disposing of her body in a Tempe dumpster as many as two weeks before reporting Jhessye missing.
  • Missing Jhessye Shockley's mom, Jerice Hunter in court

    Missing Jhessye Shockley's mom, Jerice Hunter in court

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 1:52 PM EST2014-02-11 18:52:43 GMT
    Jerice Hunter makes court appearance in Phoenix on Tuesday morning.Jerice Hunter makes court appearance in Phoenix on Tuesday morning.
    The mother of 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley, who disappeared from her Glendale home in October 2011, was back in court Tuesday. Jerice Hunter is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the death
    Her private attorney filed a motion to withdraw from the case because he hasn't been paid.
  • Judge delays setting trial date for Jerice Hunter

    Judge delays setting trial date for Jerice Hunter

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 1:52 PM EST2014-02-11 18:52:43 GMT
    (Source: CBS 5 News) Jerice Hunter will have a new pre-trial conference April 15.(Source: CBS 5 News) Jerice Hunter will have a new pre-trial conference April 15.
    Hunter's new defense team tells judge on Friday they are not prepared to discuss a new trial date because they need to review evidence and meet with their client.
    Hunter's new defense team tells judge on Friday they are not prepared to discuss a new trial date because they need to review evidence and meet with their client.
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