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Old 05-14-2012, 11:57 PM
 
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Is any one following the Baby Gabriel case? I watched "In Session" today and then read a few articles on the internet.

Somebody has that baby stashed somewhere.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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I never heard of it. Gabriel who?
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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who?
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Baby Gabriel .... isn't he beautiful!!




It appears to be a total mess to me. Gabriel Johnson, seven months old, disappeared in 2009.

His mother Elizabeth Johnson told the dad she killed Gabriel.

Then she told the cops she drove to Texas and gave the baby to a couple she met in a park.

I watched "In Session" with a Tammi Smith testifying. Smith & her husband had adopted a little girl and wanted to adopt another child .... Tammi Smith saw Elizabeth & Gabriel in the Indianapolis airport. In statements to police, Smith described the 23-year-old Johnson as looking "scared" and "depressed." Smith says she suggested to Johnson that she (Smith) and her husband should adopt Gabriel.

This is what gets me ... a person walking up to a rank stranger in the airport ... "hello I want a kid, can I adopt your baby!!!!!"

Anyway the father wants his son back and the son is no where to be found ... but I do think Gabriel is alive and well somewhere ... perhaps Tammi Smith and hubby has him stashed somewhere.


Trial may provide answers in Baby Gabriel search | HLNtv.com
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Don't know a lot about the case.

I know Tammi Smith is suspected of involvement in the disappearence...but why is she on trial instead of the mother Elizabeth Johnson
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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Tammi Smith is on trial for conspiracy to commit custodial interference and another charge but I don't remember what that is. The jurors are in deliberations now. Gabriel's mother Elizabeth Johnson is set to go on trial this Sept.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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Don't know a lot about the case.

I know Tammi Smith is suspected of involvement in the disappearence...but why is she on trial instead of the mother Elizabeth Johnson
I had never heard of the case. I watch our local Channel 36 news at noon and turned over to "In Session" and they were showing Tammi Smith testifying. I turned it off and got on my computer to try to search and understand the case better.

I was just wondering where Gabriel is in all this whoop-la?? If perhaps Tammi Smith has him hid away somewhere or made some money adopting him out. I just hope he is alive wherever he may be.

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Tammi Smith is on trial for conspiracy to commit custodial interference and another charge but I don't remember what that is. The jurors are in deliberations now. Gabriel's mother Elizabeth Johnson is set to go on trial this Sept.
I have been in airports stressed pulling, tugging and dragging kids too ... you know that lopsided hip deal a mother develops carrying a baby ... the other hand holding onto another child. Not nary one person approached me wanting to adopt either child.

Maybe there is people that hang out in places looking for opportunities.

I just hope Gabriel is well and thriving.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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If she said she killed him, probably the "stranger in the airport asked me for him and I handed him over" is just exactly the nonsensical lie it appears to be.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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Tammi Smith was found guilty of forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference. In a separate decision, the jury found there were aggravating circumstances in the case, emotional harm and presence of an accomplice. Smith faces up to seven years in prison when she is sentenced. Sentencing is expected to happen in July.

Guilty verdict in Tammi Smith trial, Baby Gabriel's would-be adoptive mother - Yahoo! News

This is one thing I don't understand ... they have a trial ... the jury reaches a verdict ... why not sentence Tammi Smith now ... sentencing is expected(?) in July ... expected?? Smith was not taken into custody pending sentencing.

So many cases recently have the same results ... Susan Powell's father-in-law was found guilty .... sentencing is in June. Why the delays in sentencing we see so often now?

Gabriel's mother Elizabeth Johnson goes on trial in September charged with kidnapping, child-abuse and custodial-interference charges stemming from Gabriel's disappearance.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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In May, Tammi Smith was found guilty of forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference. In a separate decision, the jury found there were aggravating circumstances in the case, emotional harm and presence of an accomplice. Smith faces up to seven years in prison when she is sentenced. Sentencing is expected to happen in July.

Tammi Smith was sentenced on July 6 ... Judge Kreamer ended up sentencing Smith to 30 days in jail on one count, plus a deferred 30-day jail sentence on the other count that he said she'd likely not serve. She also faces two three-year probation sentences for each conviction.

Baby Gabriel's mother is still awaiting trial on charges of kidnapping, custodial interference and child abuse.
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