Alleged Attacker Appears in Court

By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email
By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email

March 27, 2014

The woman accused of attacking the wife of a local delegate appeared in court on Thursday.

Greene County teacher Claire Ogilvie is facing charges stemming from an alleged attack in February.

Nancy Tramontin, the wife of Delegate David Toscano, claims she was attacked in their home by Ogilvie.

Del. Toscano was reportedly in Richmond for the General Assembly session at the time of the incident.

Thirty-five-year-old Claire Ogilvie is charged with burglary, abduction and malicious wounding in the alleged Feb. 24 assault on Tramontin.

Ogilvie appeared in court via video conference today wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Ogilvie has been in jail since she was arrested just after the alleged attack.

A bond hearing has not been set in the case.

A special prosecutor from Fluvanna County has been appointed in the case. Ogilvie's court appointed attorney says because a special prosecutor has been appointed, the case and discovery has moved slower than normal.

The judge in the case offered to step aside because he lives near the delegate and his wife, but the defense said it wasn't necessary.

In a statement released through a public relations firm after the attack, Tramontin said she and Ogilvie became friends in 2010. She said her family distanced themselves from Ogilvie after she developed an "unsettling interest" in the family.

While a bond hearing could be held at any point, the case has been continued until May 1st back in Charlottesville court.

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