2 Women Going to Prison
Two Magalia mothers were sentenced to ten years and eight months each in state prison in Butte County Superior Court today. Both previously pleaded no contest to multiple charges of child abuse and witness dissuading related to their five minor children. The ten-year eight-month sentences for Kelsey Cabrera, 35, and Amanda Johnson, 39, stem from years of physical and sexual abuse that were inflicted on their biological children by their co-defendant, Robert Chavez, 41. Cabrera, Johnson, and Chavez were involved in a relationship between the years of 2021 and 2023 and were most recently living together at a home on Colter Way in Magalia, along with the minor children, who ranged in ages from 4 to 16. The co-defendant Chavez was previously sentenced to 80 years to life in prison on May 12, 2023.