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"I've always seen it on TV but to actually hear those words, time of death, that hurt," says Bernice Neal, aunt to Keondra and Leondra Hooks.  She says she's still dealing with the untimely death of her one-year-old niece, Keondra hooks.   But Wednesday's news of new charges against the three suspects was a relief for her family.

"We were scared for a second because they went so long without being charged and then were released," says Neal. "We didn't know what to think."

Police arrested James Moore, Keshawn Jennings and Antwaine Jones on Wednesday afternoon. The three were previously arrested on obstruction of justice charges.  They are accused of shooting into a Moody Manor apartment, killing one-year-old Keondra and injuring her two-year-old sister Leondra as they were sleeping.  But in late September, two of them made bail. Now the trio is behind bars again facing 11 counts this time, including murder, attempt to commit aggravated murder and felonious assault with a firearm.

Bernice says her family knows two of the suspects, and can't believe they're accused of the crimes.  "I don't know if it was an accident, I don't know if it was on purpose," Neal told 13abc. "But either or, you would think that you would want to say sorry at least."

The girls' aunt says family and friends have been extremely supportive through the terrible tragedy. She believes Wednesday's arrests are a sign that justice could be coming.

"God don't never give us too much that we can't handle," said Neal. "Obviously He knows we a family, and that we can get through this.  So that's what we'll do."

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