Homedale mom accused of killing daughter charged with more crimes

Homedale mom accused of killing daughter charged with more crimes

Credit: Karen Zatkulak / KTVB

A memorial to Veronica Herrera's 2-year-old daughter is shown outside of the family's home.

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by KTVB

KREM.com

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM

MURPHY, Idaho -- A Homedale mother appeared in court today, now charged with murder in the death of her two-year-old daughter.

Veronica Herrera was originally charged with destruction of evidence for burning the little girl's body.

Today, the prosecution added six more charges against her, including first-degree murder.

The prosecutor tells us Herrera had abused the two-year-old in the past.

He says she killed the girl, then burned her body in a burn barrel earlier this year.

After today's hearing, we spoke with Herrera's mother.

She tells us her daughter did not commit murder, but says she did try to cover up the girl's death. She says Herrera regrets what happens.

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