DA: Ex-homicide detective hid girlfriend after slaying, lied

Authorities say a veteran Philadelphia homicide detective stashed his girlfriend out-of-state while colleagues sought her in the slaying of her ex-husband.

Detective Ronald Dove has been indicted Thursday on charges that include obstruction, evidence tampering, flight and conspiracy.

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says Dove hid girlfriend Erica Sanchez in an upstate New York motel for several weeks and even took her to visit Niagara Falls.

Officials say Dove was the get-away driver after Sanchez allegedly stabbed her ex-husband through the heart in 2013.

And they say he later hid her car and lied to detectives investigating the case.

Dove was fired amid the investigation into his relationship with Sanchez. Her murder trial is pending.

Dove’s lawyer, Brian McMonagle, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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