BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman accused of helping move the body of a girl accidentally killed by her son has been jailed on $500,000 bond.

Veronica Alford, 49, was charged Friday with accessory after the fact and hindering a police investigation. She surrendered to police early Wednesday.

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.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Alford’s lawyer, Isaac Klein, called the bail “offensively outrageous,” arguing at the bail review hearing that Alford had no previous criminal record and was not a flight risk.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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