Police: Boy’s Mom Helped Hide Victim’s Body

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have charged the mother of one of two boys who were sentenced for their role in accidentally shooting a girl with helping to move the victim’s body.

Police on Friday charged Veronica Alford, 49, of Baltimore with accessory after the fact and hindering a police investigation. A spokesman says Alford was arranging to surrender.

Monae Turnage, 13, was killed in March when a 13-year-old was playing with a rifle and it went off. A 12-year-old admitted to helping move the girl’s body out of a rowhouse and into an alley.

Police say Turnage’s body was too heavy for the boys to have moved by themselves.

Alford’s lawyer tells The Baltimore Sun that his client is innocent and questioned the amount of time it took authorities to charge her.

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