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Woman charged with harboring accused killer

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MILWAUKEE — The woman accused of assisting the man who police say killed the mother of his child and kidnapped his daughter was assigned a $3,500 signature bond in court Wednesday, according to court records.

Deloise R. Lipsey faces felony charges of harboring or aiding a felon. A criminal complaint says she was with Dariaz Higgins for multiple days after officials reported he killed 24-year-old Sierra M. Robinson, kidnapped their daughter, Noelani J. Robinson, and shot a 27-year-old woman.

Police say Lipsey was made aware of the accusations against Higgins after a concerned friend called her. At the time of the call, she was on the road in Michigan with Higgins. Despite knowing the accusations against him, Lipsey did not turn him in to local authorities, according to the complaint.

“(Lipsey) acknowledged that she ‘messed up’ by not alerting somebody or notifying the police in Michigan about Higgins, and by continuing to secure hotel rooms for him after she knew he was wanted for shooting and killing the child’s mother and shooting the other woman,” the complaint states.

The two spent multiple days on the road together, passing through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, all while police were searching for Higgins and Noelani.

Higgins and Lipsey were arrested on March 13, four days after Sierra Robinson was killed and three days after law enforcement issued an Amber Alert for Noelani.

Noelani’s body was found in a ditch in Minnesota four days after the arrest. Lipsey told police that at one point while she and Higgins were traveling to Minnesota, Higgins had asked her to pull over on a side road so he could dump “trash,” according to the complaint.

Preliminary investigation results suggest that Noelani died from homicide by blunt force trauma to the head. No one is facing charges for her death at this time.

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