Woman faces charges of evidence tampering

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A Greenfield woman was held for court Tuesday on charges she tampered with evidence in her sons’ shooting case — a charge her attorney called “outrageous.”

Margaret Mannion, 57, faces one count of tampering with evidence after Pittsburgh police said she tried to burn the plastic handle of a gun on the stove while officers came to search her house after her twin sons — Brian and Ryan Kelly, 20 — were accused of shooting and critically wounding another man in July.

Ms. Mannion’s defense attorney, James Wymard, said Tuesday evening that the decision to hold Ms. Mannion for court was “outrageous.”

“It was a piece of plastic that was burnt,” he said. “It had nothing to do with anything that they were looking for. It was part of a colander.”

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