OXNARD — A Cal­if­ornia woman has pleaded guilty to helping conceal the death of her 3-year-old grand­daughter for over a year.

Maria De Jesus Lopez of Oxnard entered a con­spir­acy plea Thursday in the 2016 death of Kimberly Lopez. She could face six years in prison.

Authorities say the girl struck her head and died after her mother dis­cip­lined her for soiling her diaper.

The Los Angeles Times says prosecutors claimed Lopez gave the girl’s parents $300 and a car to flee to Tijuana, where they bur­ied the girl in a shallow grave but later dug her up, broke up the bones with pliers and tried to dissolve the remains in bleach poured down a sink.

The mother was con­vict­ed in December of second-degree murder. The father pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

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