Statement on the Elizabeth Johnson Case

Elizabeth has asked me to convey her thanks to the many people who have supported her through this ordeal.  She remains deeply remorseful for her actions, and the extraordinary pain she caused, and continues to cause, to Logan’s family.  Elizabeth believes Gabriel is with a loving family, and she hopes someday Gabriel will either be found or will come forward.  Elizabeth very much misses and loves Gabriel.  Elizabeth was relieved by the sentence she received in court.  She plans to finish serving the balance of her time and to successfully complete her probation.  She plans to devote her future to helping single mothers in crisis, and hopes to make a positive difference in the world by helping others avoid the mistakes she made.  Although we asked the judge to impose probation on all three counts, we believe the judge’s sentence was reasonable and fair.  We expect Elizabeth to be released, with good behavior, in little more than one year.  Overall, Elizabeth and her family are very pleased with the results of both the trial and sentencing.


Marc J. Victor, Esq.

Marc J. Victor, P.C.

3920 South Alma School Road, Suite 5

Chandler, Arizona 85248

Elizabeth Johnson Sentencing

Elizabeth Johnson Marc Victor

Elizabeth Johnson sentenced to 5.25 years in prison, minus time served

Elizabeth Johnson Sentence


Elizabeth Johnson is sentenced to 5.25 years plus 4 years probation.

The judge sentenced Johnson to over five years in prison for custodial interference.  But with time already served, Johnson will only remain in jail another two years and with good behavior will most likely be released in about a year. At one point Johnson faced as much as 27 years before defense attorney Marc J. Victor took over the case after 3 other attorneys were fired by Ms. Johnson.

Elizabeth Johnson learns her fate Friday

Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, learns her fate Friday

Elizabeth Johnson Sentencing

PHOENIX – With her son still missing, Elizabeth Johnson could walk out of jail on Friday.

Since ‘Baby Gabriel’ vanished the day after Christmas in 2009, Elizabeth Johnson has refused to say what exactly she did with the boy.

Gabriel was 8 months old at the time and last seen in San Antonio, Texas.

At one point, Elizabeth said she killed the boy, then later changed her story, saying she gave him away to a couple in a Texas park.

Last month Johnson was convicted of unlawful imprisonment, custodial interference and conspiracy to commit custodial interference.

She was found not guilty on a kidnapping charge.

At the time, Johnson’s attorney Marc Victor described the situation as a win for Johnson.

This afternoon, the Tempe mom will be sentenced which could range from time served to probation to more jail time.


Johnson has been in custody since her child’s disappearance.

If Elizabeth is released, her grandfather Bob Johnson told ABC15 she won’t be going to his house.

“If she should be so lucky to get out of there, she’s got to go into obscurity,” Bob Johnson said during an interview Thursday night. “She cannot come to live with me or her brother, it’s unsafe for her, it’s unsafe for us.”

Bob Johnson said it’s unsafe for him because he said many people don’t like Elizabeth and it creates a safety concern.

Bob went on to say his granddaughter is not a bad person, only a person who has made bad decisions, but admits we may never know what happened to Gabriel.

“She did what she did and whether she’s paid enough for it or not, that’s to be determined,” Johnson said. “I think that there’s a real good possibility that we will never, I repeat, never know what happened.”

Bob Johnson and Marc Victor both believe Gabriel is alive.