Tysons Corner toddler murder trial: Jury deliberations resume in murder trial
(AP, WJLA) - A jury resumes deliberations Thursday in the murder trial of a Virginia grandmother charged with tossing her 2-year-old granddaughter to her death from a sixth-level pedestrian bridge at the state's largest shopping mall.
Fifty-year-old Carmela dela Rosa of Fairfax pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday.
Defense witnesses testified that dela Rosa was diagnosed with severe depression and tried to kill herself on several occasions in the months before she tossed 2-year-old Angelyn Ogdoc off the 45-foot walkway at Tysons Corner Center last November.
Prosecutors say dela Rosa clearly understood right from wrong and was motivated by anger at her son-in-law for getting her daughter pregnant out of wedlock.
She faces up to life in prison if convicted.