PHOENIX (AP) - The would-be adoptive mother of an Arizona baby missing for more than two years has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of supervised probation.
Tammi Peters Smith faced between one and 7 1/2 years in prison Friday, stemming from her May conviction on forgery and conspiracy to commit custodial interference.
Prosecutors painted the 40-year-old Smith as an "obsessed" woman who would stop at nothing to win custody of the boy. Defense attorneys said she was just looking out for the child and his mother.
Gabriel was 8 months old when he was last seen in December 2009 in Texas.
The boy's mother, Elizabeth Johnson, had told the boy's father that she killed Gabriel and dumped him in a trash bin. She later recanted and said she gave the baby to a couple in San Antonio.