Tammi Smith has been sentenced to the following for her role in the disappearance of Baby Gabriel Johnson:
30 days in jail for Count 1: Conspiracy to Commit Custodial Interference
30 days in jail for Count 2: Forgery
3-year terms of supervised probation on both counts.
Smith will start serving one of her 30 day jail terms right now. The other 30-day term is deferred. Once the first jail term is complete, she will beginning serving her probation. At some point, the judge will evaluate her progress and decide whether she should serve the remainder, deferred 30-day jail term for the second conviction. Her probation terms will run concurrently.
The judge also agreed to allow her to participate in a work-release program while she's in jail. That will allow her to work Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
On May 17, an Arizona jury found Smith guilty of forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference.
Smith was facing up to six years in prison. The jury also found that there were aggravating circumstances in the case, which means the jury believes the crimes had an added degree of severity.
Smith had been trying to adopt Gabriel Johnson.
When he went missing, Gabriel Johnson was seven months old, and his whereabouts are still a mystery. Gabriel’s mother, Elizabeth Johnson, told his father that she killed their child, but later changed her story and told police she gave the child away to an unknown couple in San Antonio.
Smith forged a paternity document in attempt to gain custody of Baby Gabriel, and conspired to interfere with the custodial rights of the child’s father, Logan McQueary.
Baby Gabriel's mother Elizabeth Johnson will go to trial in September for child abuse and conspiracy to commit custodial interference. Her trial will be live on In Session on truTV. Follow developments in that case and Smith's sentencing on Twitter #babygabriel