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Old 10-06-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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After just over 7 hours of deliberations the jury found Carmela dela Rosa guilty of first degree murder. She is the grandmother that threw her 2-year-old granddaughter off a 45-foot high pedestrian bridge at the Tysons Corner Mall in Fairfax, VA.






Guilty Verdict In Carmela Dela Rosa Murder Trial; Grandmother Accused Of Tossing, Killing Granddaughter | wusa9.com

The jury recommended that dela Rosa spend 35 years in prison. The judge will make the final decision in the sentencing phase.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:09 PM
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First I've heard of this case. The little one is a doll! From reading the story, I believe the grandmother was insane at the time, and should be sentenced/committed to a mental hospital. She was/is very obviously mentally sick. I used to be on the side of the law, but I have come to realize that Detectives and Prosecutors are not always the "good guys".
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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yeah this happened near where i live. Granny should be in a straight-jacket.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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First I've heard of this case. The little one is a doll! From reading the story, I believe the grandmother was insane at the time, and should be sentenced/committed to a mental hospital. She was/is very obviously mentally sick. I used to be on the side of the law, but I have come to realize that Detectives and Prosecutors are not always the "good guys".
I agree with pretty much all you have said except the sick part. I have seen this type of behavior before and I don't think it is mental illness. It is a mindset.....
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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After just over 7 hours of deliberations the jury found Carmela dela Rosa guilty of first degree murder. She is the grandmother that threw her 2-year-old granddaughter off a 45-foot high pedestrian bridge at the Tysons Corner Mall in Fairfax, VA.


Guilty Verdict In Carmela Dela Rosa Murder Trial; Grandmother Accused Of Tossing, Killing Granddaughter | wusa9.com

The jury recommended that dela Rosa spend 35 years in prison. The judge will make the final decision in the sentencing phase.
How ON EARTH did the prosecution prove that the defendant had "malice aforethought" on this? That would be impossible. I believe that the defendant was not well represented by her defense attorney and I would certainly appeal.

I've babysat two year olds before. I know how it is.

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Old 10-07-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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How ON EARTH did the prosecution prove that the defendant had "malice aforethought" on this? That would be impossible. I believe that the defendant was not well represented by her defense attorney and I would certainly appeal.

I've babysat two year olds before. I know how it is.

20yrsinBranson

I am sure it will be appealed but Carmela dela Rosa is not the victim here her granddaughter, Angelyn is the victim.

The grandmother wasn't shopping alone with her granddaughter. The whole family made the trip to the mall, her husband, son, daughter (Angelyn's mother.)

This wasn't a case of the terrible twos. The grandmother threw the grandchild over the walkway. Monique Cox and her fiance were on the sidewalk when they heard voices from a walkway above. She said she glanced up and saw what she thought was a child’s jacket falling.

“When it hit a tree, we saw a face,” Cox said. “That’s when we started screaming.”

Cox said Angelyn landed on the pavement a few feet from her and her fiance. They knelt and stayed with her as a crowd gathered and, later, an ambulance arrived.

“If we had known it was child, we could have caught her,” Cox testified.

I cannot even imagine the nightmares Ms Cox has endured over this act of insanity or pure meanness.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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..snip...I've babysat two year olds before. I know how it is.
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Just curious. What did you mean by the above....?
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Just curious. What did you mean by the above....?
It means you might FEEL like killing them on a regular basis, but it doesn't mean you are actually going to do it.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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I cannot even imagine the nightmares Ms Cox has endured over this act of insanity or pure meanness.
Lets stop making excuses.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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yeah this happened near where i live. Granny should be in a straight-jacket.
The sad part of this tragedy is that sometimes family members do not want to accept the fact that a family member is mentally ill, because in our society having a mentally- ill member accrueds to defectiveness, and there is a tremendous taboo against it.

Mentally-ill people, with certain diagnoses, will hallucinate, and when a person hallucinates, he/she is under the command of evil voices within his/her brain telling them what to do............unfortunately, I am pretty sure that there were symptoms presented prior to this tragedy, that it could have been advertently, derrailed. It breaks my heart to read about it.
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