Three people now in custody in connection with teen's murder in November
Police say one suspect told a juvenile family member and one of his friends to move the murder victim.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman and two juveniles are now facing charges in connection with the November murder of a 17-year-old.
Ebony Jones, 35, appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.
Police say 17-year-old Adrian Cook was shot inside Jones' home on Bolling Avenue on November 25th.
Within 24 hours of the crime, police arrested a 16-year-old for murder.
WDRB has now learned a 17-year-old was also charged with murder Monday.
Police say Jones tried to help the two teens throw off investigators. One of them is her family member.
She now faces a tampering with physical evidence charge.
"When she got there, she was instrumental in instructing the juveniles what to do after the shooting," said LMPD Homicide Unit Lt. Todd Kessinger. "Part of that, we believe that she told them to bring him, the victim, outside of the house and then tell the police that something else happened."
Jones' arrest report states that she instructed the teens to tell officers Cook was hit in a drive-by shooting.
Police say the evidence didn't match that story but what exactly happened between the victim and two teen suspects is still unclear.
"It appears that they were all three friends of each other and they were all three at the house," Kessinger explained. "But were not willing to say at this time what caused the actual incident to happen."
Tuesday, Jones' lawyer argued she get home incarceration, saying she didn't supply the gun and wasn't there when the shooting happened.
"Based on her criminal history, she's not a danger to our society," the attorney said.
The judge disagreed and decided to keep Jones' bond at $10,000. She's being held at Metro Corrections.
The names of the two teens charged are not being released since they're minors.
Investigators say they don't expect to make any more arrests.
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