Baby Gabriel Mom Elizabeth Johnson Skips Court Again. Must be Present at Next Court Appearance -- Game On, Joe Arpaio

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Elizabeth Johnson skipped court today...again.
Elizabeth Johnson, mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, has a choice to make: actually show up in court for her next hearing under her own free will, or allow Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jailhouse goon squad to use "any means necessary" to get her there.

Yikes!

In the past, Johnson's had some trouble getting herself from a Maricopa County jail to the courthouse for hearings regarding the kidnapping charges she faces stemming from her son's 2009 disappearance (she's now skipped at least three hearings), and today was no exception.

Johnson skipped yet another hearing this morning, court sources tell New Times, and it's apparently irked the judge handling the case...again.

According to court sources, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Paul McMurdie told  attorneys for the kinda-hot/borderline-nuts-o mother of the missing baby that she "has to be present for a status conference on May 2" -- which is exactly what he told her when she skipped court -- for the second time -- last month.

Last March, Johnson, who's charged with abuse and kidnapping in the December 2009 disappearance of the baby, refused to attend a hearing for motions, including the designation of counsel, which cannot be ruled on without the defendant in court.

Court spokeswoman Karen Arra told New Times at the time that Johnson opted to stay in jail rather than attend the hearing. The next week, however, Johnson didn't have that option.

Judge Timothy Ryan, who was then hearing the case, rescheduled the hearing, and gave the Maricopa County sheriff's deputies responsible for transporting Johnson carte blanche when it came to making sure her butt was in the courtroom -- and it was.

According to Arra, Judge Ryan told deputies to use "any means necessary" to get Johnson to court -- and that's apparently the case yet again.

Johnson's next court date is May 2. We have a feeling she'll be there -- if not, it's apparently game on for Arpaio's boys in beige.

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17 comments
tr7fan
tr7fan

THIS witch needs to be locked up till the baby is found no exceptionssounds like shes taking advice from casey anthonys playbook who tried the same thingthe judge not wanting to give her any reasons for an appeal had her escorted to court

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Since when do you have the option not to go to court when you're in jail? Punish the sheriff, it's his responsibility. Throw his ass in jail for contempt of court. All that shit costs us money and the judge says "O.K. well the next time she better be here or...I won't like it again".

Is this the first court that judge has presided over?

Rob
Rob

"kinda-hot"....You've been looking at way too many mug shots, James King.

"borderline-nuts-o"...I've yet to see anything from her, out of this case, that would elevate her to "borderline" status...she's full blown, wacko loon.

david saint
david saint

lol well they have plenty of experience beating up inmates, this shouldnt be too hard for them...

Kathy, Phx
Kathy, Phx

Stupid little B-I-T-C-H. --- Somebody needs to kick her a--s--s, and as a woman & mother, I volunteer to do it.

Frank Booth
Frank Booth

she needs a good fucking. im sure its been a while since she had some hard cock.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Can't wait to see Joe's boys in beige actually not get us sued over the use of force in the jails. I think it may be a wise move on the part of Ms. Johnson to actually show up to Judge Ryan's courtroom. If she doesn't, she can't file a notice of claim crying excessive force.....

XSoldier
XSoldier

Casey Anthony had her dead daughter in the trunk of her car for days and days. She made up the stories because she's delusional. Now, she faces the needle in an Orlando courtroom and her trial is scheduled to start, I heard, sometime next month.

In this case, nobody knows where little Gabriel Johnson is. I hope he is still alive, but hope is fading. Fast.

I think she knows where Gabriel is but is not telling for fear she will be executed. If she killed the kid here, she might get the needle. If she killed the kid in Texas, she has no hope of escaping the needle. And if she killed the kid in Florida, she might face the needle.

Elizabeth Johnson, tell us where Gabriel is.

Rose8989
Rose8989

The sheriff is not allowed to force an inmate to go to court. They have every right to refuse to show up to a hearing, just like the public. It only when the judge orders that the defendant be brought to them, either by a warrant if the persons not in jail, or by telling the detention officers to use reasonable means necessary, that officers can physically force a person to see a judge on a case. The judge can tell a person and the attorneys till he's blue in the face that they better show up for court. Police and D.O's can't touch them unless the judge authorizes it.

Ex Convict
Ex Convict

Actually in real prison life 99% of violence comes from other inmates not guards. your living in a Hollywood dream world Little Man. or do some time in the joint and find out for yourself. I did.

JUST STAB IT
JUST STAB IT

an old time jail-prison stabbing sounds better to me than a beating. in real jail-prison life thats what happens most of the time. its not rape like all these idiots think out there in new times land. staying alive and daily violence,beatings and stabbings are your main concern in prison from sun up to sun down 365 days a year. not rape. JUST STAB IT!

ASH
ASH

You are as sick as she is and I hope you both rot in hell

nbdr09
nbdr09

You need some help man. That's completely inappropriate and it's not funny.

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