PRATTVILLE -- A Prattville woman Tuesday was charged with
planting nude images of her child in her ex-husband's home, just one day
after police accused her of conspiring to kill the man over a custody
dispute, law enforcement officials said.
Shannon Marie Lorenzo, 32, is accused of breaking into her
ex-husband's home and taking a picture of her 2-year-old child naked
while holding an erotic toy. She is also accused of planting other
images of child pornography, officials said.
She is charged with two counts of permitting a child to
engage in production of obscene material, one count of possession of
obscene material, and one count of conspiracy to commit murder,
officials said. She also faces burglary and theft charges, some
unrelated to the case involving her ex-husband, Chad Baker.
"This is definitely not the way to resolve a custody
dispute," District Attorney Randall Houston said. "She didn't want to
share custody, for whatever reason. Now she's looking at some serious
stuff here. I'm happy nobody's dead."
She faces a maximum of more than three life sentences if
convicted, officials said, and more charges may be filed within the next
Reached at home Tuesday night, Baker declined to discuss
the situation in detail.
"I'm not going to say anything to anybody until the
investigators have everything they need. It's just been a lot ... It's
just been so much," he said.
Lorenzo was arrested on the conspiracy to commit murder
charge Sunday after she returned to Prattville from Louisiana.
Law enforcement officials said they had staged the
disappearance of her ex-husband but would not elaborate as to how they
did so. They declined to release specific details leading to her arrest
and the six-month-long investigation.
She is accused of trying to hire an undercover Federal
Bureau of Investigations agent to kill her ex-husband, Houston said.
"You just can't trust these hired killers. You never know
when they're FBI agents," Houston said.