Elizabeth Johnson Competency Hearing Scheduled for Next Week
Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, will be in court next week where a judge will rule on whether she's competent to stand trial on charges related to the disappearance of her 9-month-old son.
Johnson's been charged with kidnapping, child abuse, and custodial interference in the disappearance of the baby, who's been missing since December of 2009.
Johnson was initially ruled incompetent to stand trial in June of 2010. She was then ruled competent in September of 2010, but in May was ordered to undergo another psychological evaluation, the findings of which will be used to determine whether she's competent to stand trial.
Johnson has been in jail since January after she failed to show up to a December custody hearing.
Johnson, police say, disappeared with Gabriel and went to San Antonio, Texas, where the baby was last seen alive.
While on the run, Johnson sent text-messages to the baby's father, Logan McQueary, saying she had killed the baby and put his body in a dumpster.
She later recanted her claims and said she gave the baby to a random couple she met at a park in San Antonio.
When Johnson was first thrown in jail, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed she was the model inmate but has since changed his tune after Johnson allegedly assaulted other inmates and then refused to eat Joe's loaf.
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