Wednesday, April 13, 2011
VIRGINIA JUDGE SHOOTS DOWN BAIL FOR FIL-AM GRANDMA
Fil-Am grandmother Carmela dela Rosa will stay in jail after a Fairfax, Virginia judge refused to grant bail.
Dela Rosa, 50, is facing murder charges for throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter, Angelyn Ogdoc from a 5-storey walkway at a Tysons Corner mall on November 29. The girl later died in the hospital.
Dela Rosa has admitted tossing the toddler but couldn’t say why.
She is reportedly suffering from depression. Her family said she had been seeing a psychologist for 10 years but her behavior became more erratic in the months leading to the incident.
Neighbors reported how close she was with Angelyn and were shocked after learning of the toddler’s death.
Dela Rosa was with her husband and daughter Kathlyn – Angelyn’s mother – when the incident happened. Kathlyn testified in a grand jury hearing that she saw her mother lift Angelyn up and when she glanced towards them again, her hands were empty.
A public defender is representing Dela Rosa because she couldn’t afford her own lawyer.