Baby Gabriel Mom Incompetent, Doctors Say
UPDATED: 11:24 am MST June 4, 2010
The last time Johnson took the stand, she was lucid enough to repeatedly plead the Fifth Amendment when asked what she did with her so,.
"When we first took the case, we noticed she was having problems really understanding the basics, the way the court system works," said Nicholas Alcock, Johnson's new attorney. "They sent two doctors to evaluate her and they found that she was incompetent."
Elizabeth Johnson's volatility has never been in question. Gabriel's father, Logan McQueary, said he had to call police after Johnson slashed up their apartment with a knife. Johnson's own grandfather told CBS 5 News that he thought she was bipolar.
Now Johnson will be treated and medicated by doctors, against her will if necessary.
"I don't know if the medication is going to work," said Alcock. "I'm not a doctor. But I do know that after the first couple of weeks after I met her, I understood she was not able to help me.
"What I'm relieved at right now is that there is some impartial judgment that she suffers from some mental illness," Alcock added.
(This video includes an interview with Elizabeth's attorney, Nicholas Alcock.)