February 26, 2014
A special prosecutor has been appointed to handle the case of Claire Kennedy Ogilvie, the woman accused of assaulting the wife of Virginia's House minority leader, Del. David Toscano.
Ogilvie, 35, has been charged with abduction, breaking and entering, and malicious wounding following an alleged incident that happened on Monday night. Police say Ogilvie attacked Toscano's wife, Nancy Tramontin, when both Toscano and the couple's son were not home.
Ogilvie was arrested early Tuesday morning at her Park Street apartment.
Jeff Haislip, Fluvanna County's commonwealth's attorney, confirmed Wednesday that he has met with investigators and is serving as the special prosecutor in this case after Charlottesville commonwealth's attorney Dave Chapman recused himself.
Greene County Public Schools has confirmed Ogilvie is an employee of the system, and a webpage for William Monroe High School says she teaches chemistry. The webpage and a LinkedIn profile add that Ogilvie was a practicing patent attorney in Washington, DC, before switching to a career in education.
Ogilvie, who remains at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail without bail, has requested a court-appointed attorney. Court documents show she earns a $2,800 monthly salary, or $33,600 yearly, and has total assets of $7,200.
Her appointed attorney, Adam Rhea, has not returned a call for comment. A request to speak to Ogilvie in jail has not been returned, either.
No one was at Ogilvie's apartment on Wednesday morning, but her 2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS was in the assigned parking spot. A piece of evidence tape from the Charlottesville Police Department remained on the front door of her apartment.
The Newsplex has obtained pictures featuring groups of people that include Ogilvie, Toscano and members of Toscano's family. Toscano's office would not comment, so there is no known connection between Ogilvie and the family.
The Charlottesville delegate's statement on Tuesday acknowledge that Toscano and his wife knew Ogilvie, but that they had not seen her for a year.
Ogilvie's next court appearance is scheduled for March 27.
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