Woman convicted in son’s disappearance faces hearing

Woman convicted in son’s disappearance faces hearing

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona woman who served prison time in the 2009 disappearance of her child faces a probation revocation hearing Thursday.

None of the alleged probation violations against Elizabeth Johnson stem from the case of her missing 8-month-old son Gabriel, who has never been found.

Among other things, Johnson is accused of failing to get approval before traveling out of New Mexico, associating with a person with a criminal record and not notifying probation officials when she married last December.

Johnson was released from prison in 2014 after serving about 17 months.

She had been sentenced to more than five years on interference and imprisonment convictions.

Authorities say the child was last seen with his mother in December 2009 in San Antonio, Texas.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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