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By: Fox S.A. Staff
Three years after he was last seen here in San Antonio, Baby Gabriel's mother has been convicted on charges related to his disappearance.
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.
Authorities 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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lawmaker resurrects radioactive water bill
May 21, 2013 22:50 GMT
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker has resurrected a radioactive waste bill that would allow a West Texas site to store more hazardous materials.
San Angelo Rep. Drew Darby on Tuesday incorporated the measure into another bill governing a radioactive storage site in Anderson County.
The measure allows the Waste Control Specialists' nuclear waste facility to import materials with greater radioactivity from other states. The bill also encourages Texas companies to export lower-level waste. The facility was originally intended only to accept materials from Texas and Vermont, but lawmakers have expanded what materials it can accept.
Waste Control Specialists says it needs the changes to make the site profitable. The company's owner Harold Simmons is one of the state's largest political donors to Republican politicians.
The original bill only changed accounting rules.
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