PHOENIX - A judge has sentenced Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing "Baby Gabriel", to 5.25 years in prison followed years of probation, minus time served.
The judge said just after 5 p.m. Friday that Johnson has already served 1,062 days, so she will serve the remaining 2 1/3 years in prison.
After prison, she will serve 4 years of probation. Johnson's attorney said, she could get released in 1.25 years if she has good behavior.
ABC15's Christopher Sign was live-tweeting from inside the courtroom.
At 4:02 p.m.: Elizabeth Johnson said, "I do deserve the maximum. I do."
@ChristopherSign at 3:59 p.m.:
#ElizabethJohnson: I wanted what's best for #BabyGabriel I gave him away to give him what I never had - a real family.
@ChristopherSign at 3:58 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson: I have to live everyday without my son not knowing where he is, I hope he is happy with his family.
At 3:23 p.m.: Judge gave everyone a 15-minute break
@ChristopherSign at 3:14 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson crying loudly as her grandma talks about the day Elizabeth's mom died.
@ChristopherSign at 3:12 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson grandmother speaking to judge describing Elizabeth going in & out of foster care & tough upbringing.
@SHockridgeABC15 at 3:06 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson Twin Brother: Please don't put her in jail. I need her to take care of me.
@ChristopherSign at 3:05 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson brother: She has been there for me, she is all I have, she is my twin, she is caring.
@ChristopherSign at 3:03 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson crying as her brother speaks on her behalf. @abc15 #BabyGabriel "she wanted Gabriel to have a better life than we did."
@ChristopherSign at 3:02 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson grandfather Bob Johnson speaking on her behalf. #BabyGabriel "she is not a bad person just made bad decision."
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:53 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson breaks down crying for the 3rd time during Sentencing when Defense Witness says "She's easy to manipulate"
@ChristopherSign at 2:51 p.m.: Friend of #ElizabethJohnson telling court that Elizabeth is a good mom and caring person & loves her baby.
@ChristopherSign at 2:48 p.m.: Prosecutors ask judge to sentence #ElizabethJohnson to 5+ years along with probation
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:45 p.m.: State Rec. Sentencing for #ElizabethJohnson: 3.75 years (custodial interference), 1.5 years (unlawful imprisonment) to serve consecutively
@ChristopherSign at 2:39 p.m.: State offers deal if #ElizabethJohnson says where #BabyGabriel is located. Probation if she talks - proceed if not.
@ChristopherSign at 2:36 p.m.: Logan wants #ElizabethJohnson to stay in jail until his son is found. "I will never hear my son's first words."
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:35 p.m.: #BabyGabriel's Dad: "i didn't get to hear his first word, see him walk or become a great man" #ElizabethJohnson emotionless while he speaks
@ChristopherSign at 2:34 p.m.: Logan McQueary on phone in court talking about #ElizabethJohnson & his missing son #BabyGabriel as Elizabeth is about to be sentenced
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:32 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson cries during #BabyGabriel Great-Grandmother letter. "She told me not every mother loves their baby, some throw them away"
@ChristopherSign at 2:31 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson tearing up as photo shown in court of #BabyGabriel as newborn held by the boy's great grandma
@ChristopherSign at 2:26 p.m.: #BabyGabriel family says they still have unopened Xmas presents waiting for him & have sat since he vanished in 2009.
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:24 p.m.: FAMILY:"#ElizabethJohnson knows what happened.If released from jail she'll never say,maybe fall in love again, while we search for her son"
@ChristopherSign at 2:24 p.m.: "Gabe is the one without a voice.. please keep her in jail until she tells us where he is." #BabyGabriel witness for prosecution.
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:21 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson looking straight at family emotionless as they ask Judge for the harshest sentencing possible in #BabyGabriel case.
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:11 p.m.: FAMILY: "Gabriel trusted his mommy up until the very moment she betrayed him"
@ChristopherSign at 2:10 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson faces anything from probation to 9 years.
@SHockridgeABC15 at 2:08 p.m.: FAMILY: "we hold our breath and wait every day for the case to break and we will find"
@ChristopherSign at 2:03 p.m.:
#ElizabethJohnson staring straight ahead as relatives of #BabyGabriel father speak about the missing boy & effects on them.
@ChristopherSign at 2 p.m.: Frank Mqueary addressing the judge - he is Logan's father #BabyGabriel & Frank says #ElizabethJohnson hurt family
@ChristopherSign at 1:58 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson Standing in front of judge giving her name and DOB
@ChristopherSign at 1:56 p.m.: #ElizabethJohnson sitting idle in jailhouse stripes, hair in pny tail, pink socks & shoes w/no laces as her attorney speaks. #BabyGabriel
@ChristopherSign at 1:54 p.m.: Judge Joseph Kreamer going over ground rules & motions. #ElizabethJohnson expected to speak.