I could only find the orginal story and one update. does anyone know if she's being charged and what for? or is this still pending investigation?
By all accounts, Carmela Dela Rosa seemed a loving grandmother. Neighbors often saw her caring for 2-year-old Angelyn Ogdoc at her home in Farifax County, Virginia. So what happened Monday when the family went shopping at a mall in McLean defies explanation.
Police say Dela Rosa and her family were crossing a walkway five stories above the street that connects the mall to a parking garage. As she walked with the little girl, Dela Rosa suddenly picked up the child and threw her over the railing.
The girl fell five stories onto the asphalt below. She was rushed to the hospital, but was later declared dead.
There seems to be no way of predicting Dela Rosa would do such a heinous thing. Neighbors say they often saw her with her granddaughter, and that they made a happy and loving pair.
They also say Dela Rosa and her husband were fine neighbors, the kind who organized barbecues and brought food to people who were out shoveling during snow storms. All we can surmise is that she must have snapped for some reason.
Two-year-old Angelyn Ogdoc was killed when her grandmother threw her off a 5-story walkway at a Virginia mall
UPDATE: As you might have guessed, Carmela Dela Rosa had been suffering from severe mental problems and stress prior to throwing her granddaughter to her death. Her brother recently died and she didn't approve of her daughter's marriage.
Relatives says she was a mentally troubled woman who in recent months had been nearing a nervous breakdown. Much to her displeasure, her daughter had become pregnant when she was young. Nor did she approve when her daughter married Angelyn's father two years ago.
The young couple seemed to be doing well. They both graduated from Catholic school and are now attending George Mason University. Friends describe them as good parents.
But that didn't seem to soothe Dela Rosa, who often refused to speak with her son-in-law. And her tentative mental state was only exacerbated when her brother recently died in the Philippines; she was unable to attend his funeral.
Police aren't saying what she's told them, but they admit they're thoroughly investigating her mental history
Answer by hibbingmom at 9:19 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by Sisteract at 9:21 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:23 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by knicole0708 at 9:29 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
That woman deserves to be thrown off a 10 story building!!!!!!
IMO, IF she is deemed to be mentally ill (AKA has a sick brain), she deserves medical treatment, not further violent behavior perpetrated. I would not advocate death for person who has a diseased mind-
Answer by Sisteract at 9:38 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:01 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
What about the Tucson shooter? Do you think he should benefit from extensive mental health treatments, medication, a little jail time, and then, someday, be set free back into society!?
In most (if not all) cases when a person who commits a heinous crime AND is determined to be incompetent to serve tria,l they are held, treated and periodically reassessed for competency. If at any time the perp is deemed competen,t they are then brought to trial. An example of this would be the recent case and trial of E Smart's kidnapper.
Who is anti- DP, in terms of the ultimate price? IMO, it's TOO easy. I think a hard life in prison (no gym, yard, tv, books, snacks, air conditioning, visitors, music, free time etc...) is far more painful and appropriate. How hard is getting anesthesia and never waking up?
Someday set free? Only if determined by a jury of his/er peers-
Answer by Sisteract at 10:25 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Next question overall
So overwhelming... how do you know what KIND of lawyer to look for?