PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale woman charged in the disappearance of Baby Gabriel Johnson allegedly discussed adopting the boy's mother as a way to gain custody of the child.
The state says 38-year-old Tammi Smith wanted to adopt Gabriel and 24-year-old Elizabeth Johnson of Tempe and also discussed seeking a change of venue in the custody case to Tennessee.
The Arizona Republic reports the state is alleging Smith and Johnson talked about using child-support payments to pressure the baby's father, Logan McQueary, into surrendering his parental rights.
A defense motion says that even if the conversations took place, they were legal.
It's been nearly a year since Baby Gabriel was last seen alive in San Antonio with his mother.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com