December 21, 2010
A Fairfax County judge has denied bond for a 50-year-old grandmother charged with murder for allegedly tossing her granddaughter off an elevated walkway at Tysons Corner Center.
The lawyer for Carmela Dela Rosa of Fairfax had asked that her client be allowed to stay with family in the District of Columbia while she awaits trial. Public defender Dawn Butorac said Dela Rosa suffers from mental illness but she is now taking drugs that have stabilized her condition.
Prosecutors said Dela Rosa's conduct was premeditated and that she was not insane when she tossed 2-year-old Angelyn Ogdoc off the walkway last month.
Ogdoc fell about 50 feet and died nine hours after the fall.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 4.