The mother of baby Gabriel just found out she's not guilty of kidnapping her son. Her reaction in court was very telling, especially to one body language expert.
On Thursday, Johnson sat in court and learned her fate; the jury found her guilty of the unlawful imprisonment and custodial interference charges but did not find her guilty of the more serious charge, kidnapping.
We sat down with a body language expert to better understand her reactions in court.
If you're lying or cheating, stay away from Renate Mousseux, because she'll know.
"I see if you're self assured, I see if you fake a smile," she said.
We showed her Johnson's reaction in court when her verdict was being read.
"She looks down a lot, she's very uncomfortable," Mousseux said.
She says when Johnson blinked excessively and looked down, it means she's tense, or even embarrassed.
"She cannot believe it yet, she's so emotional," Mousseux said of her reaction after the verdict was read.
At times, Johnson manages a smile and even whispers what looks like, "Oh my god." Later, it appears she starts to tear up even possibly say, "Oh my god, I'm shocked."
"This was a shock for her, something she was very excited for," said one of Johnson's attorneys, Charity Clark.
Even Johnson's attorneys admitted their client was prepared for the worst.
"She, I think was mentally trying to prepare for the possibility of a guilty verdict on kidnapping," said attorney Marc Victor.
After the counts were read, Mousseux said Johnson's body language said it all.
"She moves her shoulders up even like a sigh, like, 'Maybe it's coming out OK for me,'" she said.
Keep in mind Johnson could still face up to 18 years in prison but her attorney is pushing for probation and time served. We'll find out at her sentencing Nov.1.
Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Sunday, December 8 2013 11:56 PM EST2013-12-09 04:56:52 GMT
It's a familiar noise heard every year during the holiday season: the bell. It rings outside stores and without saying a word, the person ringing the bell will raise thousands of dollars to help thoseMore >
A pair of suspects are caught on camera stealing Salvation Army donations, but the video shows they went through a lot of trouble to get their loot.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 7:13 PM EST2013-12-09 00:13:01 GMT
CBS 5 News
A 64-year-old man who acknowledged beating his wife as they traveled across four states in a camper has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Denver Post reports Adams County District Judge ThomasMore >
Adams County District Judge Thomas Ensor sentenced Tom Grose on Friday, saying Tom Grose's actions constituted "animalistic behavior."More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:23 PM EST2013-12-09 02:23:28 GMT
A storm dropped heavy snow along the Utah-Arizona border, stranding hundreds of Interstate 15 travelers much of the night and shutting down the airport and public bus system in St. George. The ArizonaMore >
Emergency crews worked through the night to bring food and blankets to motorists stranded on I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge. (Source: The St. George News/Scott Heinecke)More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:09 PM EST2013-12-09 02:09:32 GMT
A "person of interest" is in police custody in connection with a shooting at Christmas party in Tempe that left one person dead and another wounded. Several apartments were evacuated while police conductedMore >
Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, police said Daniel Taylor showed up at the gathering and fired multiple rounds into the patio area at 850 S. River Dr. in Tempe, killing one person and wounding another. More >
Monday, April 1 2013 4:46 PM EDT2013-04-01 20:46:19 GMT
Scams of all kinds have historically involved the victim wiring cash to a stranger, but now that many consumers have gotten wise to this fact, scammers have found a new way for them to pay them. They'reMore >
Scams of all kinds have historically involved the victim wiring cash to a stranger, but now that many consumers have gotten wise to this fact, scammers have found a new way for them to pay them - Green Dot MoneyPak cards.More >