Posted: Oct 18, 2012 4:00 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona woman has been convicted of unlawful imprisonment in the disappearance nearly three years ago of her infant son.
The Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Thursday against 26-year-old Elizabeth Johnson in the December 2009 disappearance of her then-8-month-old son, Gabriel.
Johnson also was found guilty of custodial interference and conspiracy to commit custodial inference. Jurors couldn't reach a verdict on the most serious charge, kidnapping.
They deliberated for about a day and a half.
Authorities say Johnson told the boy's father that she killed the child and dumped him in a trash bin in San Antonio, Texas. But they say she later recanted and told police she gave the baby to a couple at a San Antonio park. She never provided the couple's names.
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