Police: Grandma admitted tossing toddler to death

February 18, 2011 1:42:02 PM PST
A police officer has testified that a Virginia woman admitted throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter to her death from a sixth-story walkway at a busy shopping mall. Carmela Dela Rosa is charged with the murder of her granddaughter, Angelyn Ogdoc. At a preliminary hearing Friday in Fairfax County court, the officer quoted Dela Rosa as saying: "Yes, I did it. I threw the baby off."

Angelyn's mother, Mary Kathlyn Ogdoc, tearfully testified that she watched Dela Rosa drop Angelyn from the elevated bridge connecting a parking garage to Tysons Corner Center on Nov. 29.

Ogdoc said she tried to keep a close eye on Angelyn when she was with Dela Rosa because the grandmother had previously tried to commit suicide.

A judge sent the case to a grand jury after the hearing.