Carmela dela Rosa, Shomari Stone, Tysons Corner
Carmela dela Rosa was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter.
A judge released video evidence from the trial of a woman who threw her granddaughter off an elevated walkway at Tysons Corner.
In a videotaped confession to police, dela Rosa said that she "just lost it" and did a "terrible thing."
“I lost my mind,” she said.
Dela Rosa's defense had claimed she didn't know right from wrong, but the jury rejected the insanity defense.
Dela Rosa intentionally killed the child out of anger toward James Ogdoc, her son-in-law, prosecutors argued. She did not forgive him for getting her daughter pregnant out of wedlock.
In the videotaped confession, dela Rosa also said she was jealous of the attention Angelyn received.
“Everybody loves her,” she said.
The judge also released surveillance video from the mall of the family arriving at the mall for dinner and leaving, with dela Rosa carrying the child, just before dropping her off the walkway.
The jury recommended a sentence of 35 years in prison for Carmela dela Rosa. The prosecution sought a life sentence. The judge will issue a sentence in January. The crime carries a minimum of 20 years.
Carmela dela Rosa tells police she "just lost it" when she threw her granddaughter to her death.
Carmela dela Rosa tells police she doesn't like her son-in-law after she threw her granddaughter to her death.
Carmela dela Rosa tells police about her suicide attempts.
Carmela dela Rosa tries to explain what she was thinking when she threw her granddaughter to her death.
Carmela dela Rosa tells police she was thinking of her son-in-law when she threw her granddaughter to her death but felt bad for Angelyn afterward.