Missing Arizona baby’s mom Elizabeth Johnson seeks release from jail
PHOENIX – 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.
A jury found Elizabeth Johnson guilty last week of custodial interference, conspiracy to commit custodial inference and unlawful imprisonment in the December 2009 disappearance of her then-8-month-old son, Gabriel.
The child has never been found.
Johnson faces a sentencing range of two to nine years.
Her lawyers are seeking probation.
She is being held on a $1 million cash bond.
Johnson told the boy’s father that she killed Gabriel and dumped him in a trash bin in San Antonio, Texas.
She later recanted and told police she gave the baby to a couple at a park in the Texas city, but she never provided names.
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