Mom charged in killing of LA-area girl found in duffel bag

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, March 18 2019 Mar 18, 2019 March 18, 2019 7:08 PM March 18, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have arrested a woman on suspicion of murder after the body of her 9-year-old daughter was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say Taquesta Graham is expected to be charged on Wednesday. It wasn't known Monday if she has an attorney.

Prosecutors last week charged Graham's boyfriend, Emiel Hunt, with murder in the killing of Trinity Love Jones.

The girl's body was found March 5 in the suburb of Hacienda Heights. She was wearing a pink shirt that said, "Future Princess Hero."

Graham was extradited from Texas to Southern California last week and was initially held on an unrelated warrant.

Prosecutors said the 38-year-old Hunt has a previous child abuse conviction from 2005 in San Diego County.

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