Update: Johnson sentenced to 10 years probation in child abuse case
POSTED: Friday, November 22, 2013 - 3:11pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 9:44am
EL PASO (KTSM) — UPDATE: Friday, a jury sentenced Annamare Johnson to 10 years probation and a 10 thousand dollar penalty in connection with the guilty verdict reached Thursday.
Johnson will also be on probation with many restrictive orders. The state prosecutors requested 41st District Court Judge Anna Perez to prohibit any contact with her son Jake during probation time and a restriction while taking care of her second son.
Judge Perez will address sentencing details Monday morning and will decide if Annamarie serves 180 days in prison as an additional punishment.
It’s been 3 years since Annamarie Johnson was charged of injury to her own child in 2010, today an El Paso jury at the 41st District Court found her guilty.
Johnson busted out in tears as the verdict was read and was immediately arrested. Her trial started on Monday but there are still many unanswered questions regarding the child abuse case.
It was back in 2010 when her son Jack was hospitalized after suffering skull injuries caused by her aggression. The investigation indicated that she shook and hit him in the head several times.
After the incident the boy who’s now 4 years old lost his vision and started having a hard time walking. One of the doctors who assisted Jake in the emergency room testified earlier this week in his statement he said the blindness and movement difficulties were possibly caused by the aggression.
The defense maintained Annamarie's innocence by saying she was a responsible mother who deeply cared for her son, she states she doesn't know what happened that day and who caused her son's injuries.
Johnson faces up to 99 years in prison while sentencing will begin tomorrow morning.