Tammi Smith, the woman whose trial we recently followed has been sentenced today for the charges against her that are related to the disappearance of Gabriel Johnson. She was found guilty of forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference in May. She was facing anywhere from 1 to 7 1/2 years. She was sentenced today to 30 days in jail and 3 years of supervised probation for the custodial interference, 30 days deferred jail time (which she can avoid with good behavior) and 3 years of supervised probation for the forgery charge, she was also told she was eligible for work release. She will not go to prison. The judge’s reasoning was that she had no prior criminal history.
You may remember that Tammi was the woman who wanted to adopt Baby Gabriel and tried her best to force Logan McQueary (Gabriel’s father) to sign his parental rights. Elizabeth Johnson (Gabriel’s mother) wanted Tammi to adopt him. Tammi forged documents and interfered to the umpteenth degree and well, it was due to her interference that Elizabeth took Gabriel to San Antonio Texas in the first place. Tammi had recommended that she take the baby and run with him, in another attempt to force Logan’s hand. The rest is history. Either Elizabeth killed Baby Gabriel, as she first told Logan, or they devised a way to sell him into an illegal adoption. Elizabeth has only admitted to killing him, but then she retracts that and there have been some indications that she may have passed him off. She goes to trial in September.
Was this Justice? Let me know what you think.
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