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Sister of slaying suspect says charges are hard to believe

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) – The sister of Gary woman accused of killing a newborn’s mother and then trying to pass off the infant as her own says the charges against her sibling are “a hard pill to swallow.”

April Jones tells The Herald Bulletin there must be a “missing piece” in authorities’ account of what allegedly happened because the story is so bizarre.

Jones attended Monday’s arraignment of her 36-year-old sister, Geraldine R. Jones, who’s charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal confinement. She allegedly posed as a child welfare worker and lured 23-year-old Samantha Fleming of Anderson to Lake County under the pretense that Fleming had a court hearing.

Authorities say Fleming’s body was found in a Gary home April 17. Her infant daughter was found in the care of Jones’ older sister.

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