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Mom Who Helped Son Hide Teen Girl’s Body In Alley Pleads Guilty

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The mother of one of two boys sentenced for their role in the accidental fatal shooting of a Baltimore City girl has pleaded guilty for helping to move the victim’s body.

Monae Turnage, 13, was fatally shot in the chest in March 2012 after two boys—ages 12 and 13, were playing with a rifle that went off.

The victim’s brother and some friends went out searching for her and found her dead body in an alley behind the 1600-block of Cliftview Avenue buried in trash.

The 12-year-old soon admitted to helping move the girl’s body out of a rowhouse and into the alley.

But police say Turnage’s body was too heavy for the two boys to have moved themselves.

Veronica Alford, 49, pleaded guilty Monday for helping her son hide the body.  Investigators say they found Alford’s DNA on Turnage’s clothing.

Alford was charged as an accessory after the fact in Turnage’s death. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

Her son, who is charged with reckless endangerment, is scheduled to go on trial later this week.

The 13-year-old who pulled the trigger is in custody of juvenile services.

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