Mom accused of murder ordered ‘After Life’ photos of daughter as angel, photographer says – Fox News

(Sunny Jo Photography)

A North Carolina mom accused of murdering her 3-year-old daughter ordered a series of haunting “After Life” images showing the girl as if she’s an angel, the photographer confirmed to Fox News Thursday.

Each of the photos shows the mother in a cemetery, with a faded, almost ghostly image of her daughter next to her.

Jeanie Ditty, a 23-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, faces charges including first-degree murder and negligent child abuse in the death of her daughter, Macy Grace. Ditty’s live-in boyfriend, 32-year-old Zachary Keefer, faces the same charges.

The girl had arrived at the hospital in December with bruises all over her body consistent with child abuse, police said. She died within days.

The next month, Philadelphia photographer Sunny Jo said Ditty approached him and told a much different story. The mom claimed her daughter died after she choked on a banana, he said.

When he heard her story, he agreed to take the photos and refused to let her pay for them, not knowing she would soon face murder charges.

Ditty showed the photographer photos from when Mary Grace was alive, and he agreed to incorporate them into the new images. In one, the mom appears to read the book “The Giving Tree” to her daughter.

Police arrested Ditty last week, after investigators concluded the girl’s death was a homicide. It’s unclear if either she or her boyfriend has entered a plea.

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