- Mar 18, 2010
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The mother of an Arizona baby missing since December was placed in a Phoenix jail's psychiatric unit for evaluation after she claimed a disciplinary food regime was starving her and allegedly assaulted two fellow inmates, officials said Monday.
PHOENIX - Baby Gabriel Johnson is 1 year old, but the search for him continues.
May 3 is his first birthday, and more than four months following the child's disappearance, his mother Elizabeth Johnson, is still behind bars and investigators are trying to determine whether Gabriel is alive or dead.
A friend of the boy's mother, says he believes Gabriel is still alive.
23-year-old Sorin Stanescu says stands by Elizabeth and says he's one of the only friends she has left.
TEMPE, Ariz. - Two court-appointed doctors say the mother of a missing Arizona baby is incompetent to stand trial.
Where is Baby Gabriel?
Gabriel Scott Johnson has been missing for six months, and his whereabouts and well-being remain a mystery. His mother, Elizabeth Johnson, remains incarcerated in a Maricopa County jail on a $1.1 million cash bond on charges in connection to his disappearance and currently is incompetent to stand trial.
Gabriel Johnson news: New report finds mom of missing baby competent to stand trial, hearing in Sept
After undergoing psychiatric evaluation, Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing one-year-old Gabriel Johnson was deemed incompetent to stand trial in June due to a report conducted by two court-appointed doctors. Over two months later, she has been found competent to stand trial due to the completion of her mental restoration process.
Its been more than a week since two court-appointed doctors released their findings in a report that determined the mother of missing Baby Gabriel Johnson is competent to stand trial, but her attorneys still do not want to comment on why they contend she is not.
As the Baby Gabriel case enters its ninth month, one constant has remained: His mother, Elizabeth Johnson, still refuses to say where he is.
Her stubbornness is so steadfast that even her grandfather, Bob Johnson, is beginning to have his doubts.
"The sooner they find that baby, the sooner she gets out (of jail)," Johnson, 80, of Scottsdale, said Wednesday. "She has not been cooperating with them in Gabriel, which is scary."
PHOENIX, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An Arizona man says he is losing hope his baby great-grandson will be found either alive or dead.
Gabriel Johnson has not been seen since Dec. 26.
PHOENIX -- Gabriel Johnson has been missing for nearly nine months, and it appears one of the people who last saw him might be cutting a deal.
CBS 5 News spoke with Tammi and Jack Smith, the couple who have been involved in the Gabriel saga from the beginning, by phone Monday.
Tammi Smith said her attorneys are looking at a possible plea bargain on her forgery charge.
The defense team of missing baby Gabriel Johnson's mother decided Thursday not to fight the state's finding that she is competent to stand trial.
A Phoenix judge on Monday delayed setting the trial date for the mother of an Arizona baby missing since December and the boy's would-be adoptive mother.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Paul McMurdie said he'll decide the trial date during a hearing Oct. 25.
The lawyers who represented a woman in the case of missing baby Gabriel Johnson since February no longer will be representing her in future court proceedings because they stated in court documents that she no longer can afford to pay them.
Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 4:45 pm
Mike Sakal, Tribune
:wink:according to county court documents. Kimerer and Nguyen also tried to negotiate a plea agreement for Smith without success as the case go to trial, the court documents stated.
PHOENIX - Her son has been missing for almost a year and she's been sitting in jail ever since - yet she won't tell police what happened.
Now, the mother of baby Gabriel, Elizabeth Johnson will head back to court.
A trial date for the Tempe mother of a missing baby is expected to be set by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Tuesday
PHOENIX A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has set a trial date for an Arizona mother whose baby has been missing nearly a year.
PHOENIX - It's been almost a year since Gabriel Johnson went missing. On Monday, his mother, Elizabeth Johnson, will be back in court.
Another woman in court at the same time will be Tammi Smith.
PHOENIX -- A Phoenix judge delayed a scheduled court hearing for Elizabeth Johnson, mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson.
PHOENIX The lawyers of a Scottsdale woman who allegedly discussed adopting the young mother of a baby boy as a way to gain custody of the child say that if the allegations were true, those conversations are legal.