WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Va. Woman Tries to Kill Self, 5-year-old Granddaughter

May 27, 2011

A Virginia woman was has been accused of trying to kill herself and her 5-year-old granddaughter in North Carolina.

Winston-Salem police say 43-year-old Angela Terri Lynch of Christiansburg, Va., is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and felony child abuse.

Police were called to a hotel Thursday after the staff found a woman and a girl semi-conscious in a room. Capt. David Clayton said there was blood in the room and Lynch and the child suffered similar injuries. Clayton says they had taken a number of medications.

The girl was in stable condition at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Lynch was treated, released and arrested.

Christiansburg police say the girl was taken from a local elementary school Wednesday.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 122723079