Grandmother Throws 2-Year-Old Off 5 Story Building

WASHINGTON POST: Carmela Dela Rosa often cared for her granddaughter during the day and would carry her carefully in her arms. The happy, 21/2-year-old Angelyn Ogdoc would blow kisses to neighbors, her face framed by her striking long, dark hair. Dela Rosa, 50, of Fairfax County, would watch her daughter’s daughter several times a week. On Monday, the three generations of her family got into a car on Ellenwood Drive for the short ride to Tysons Corner Center, Angelyn strapped meticulously into a child car seat by her grandfather. Before returning home, the family would meet with unexplained tragedy. Police say Dela Rosa, while walking with the family from the mall to a parking garage, suddenly grabbed the toddler and tossed her over the guardrail of a fifth-story walkway. Angelyn’s body crashed into the pavement 50 feet below, and she died hours later at Inova Fairfax Hospital. So far, police and family members have offered nothing that would suggest why a doting grandmother would so suddenly lash out at the little girl. Two law enforcement sources said nothing precipitated the tragedy – there had been no fight or argument. Police charged Dela Rosa with murder on Tuesday. MORE

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