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Mother of suspect arrested as accessory to robbery, murder

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Posted: Mar 27, 2012 11:27 AM
Updated: Mar 27, 2012 11:27 AM
Source: The Advocate

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BAKER- The mother of a man booked in the July 28 armed robbery and shooting death of a Baton Rouge man in Baker is accused of being an accessory in the case, according to The Advocate.

Karonda Washington, 46, was arrested by deputies with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, accessory after the fact to armed robbery and accessory after the fact to illegal use of a weapon, parish jail records show.

Baker police have already booked DeMarcus York, 18, Terry Jones, 22, and Kaitlan A. Brandon, 18, in the slaying of 43-year-old Abelardo D. Pampo, who was found shot to death on the grounds of the Baker Civic Club property on North Magnolia Drive.

Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps has said robbery was the motive in the slaying, and Brandon and Pampo knew each other.

According to the Washington's arrest warrant, Jones called Washington, his mother, 15 times from jail from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1.

During those calls, Jones tells Washington what to tell Brandon when she is questioned by police, according to the warrant. Jones also tells Washington to solicit a made up alibi from his grandmother for Jones.

Washington is also accused of aiding Brandon, wanted for murder, by driving her to a home where she was eventually arrested, the warrant says.

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