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Judge refuses lower bond for mother of baby Gabriel

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released this age-progression photo of Gabriel Johnson. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released this age-progression photo of Gabriel Johnson.
Elizabeth and Gabriel Johnson Elizabeth and Gabriel Johnson
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A Maricopa County judge refused on Friday to lower the $1 million bond for the mother of missing baby Gabriel.

Elizabeth Johnson remains in solitary confinement in the Estrella jail.

Johnson's attorney also filed a motion to have the charge of child abuse dropped, but a decision on that is still weeks away.

"Whatever happened to Gabriel, that may or may not have amounted to child abuse, happened in Texas," Scott Campbell, Johnson's attorney, said. "There's a jurisdictional issue that obviously in Arizona court doesn't have jurisdiction to something (that) happened in Texas unless it has a connection to Arizona."

The judge also ordered deputies in the jail to unshackle Johnson when she meets with her attorneys.

Johnson is accused of kidnapping and child abuse in connection with the disappearance of her son, who was last seen more than two years ago.

Her trial is set to begin on Sept. 4, 2012.

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