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Virginia Mother Accused of Killing Two Daughters Refusing to Go to Court

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    Mother Accused of Killing Daughters Refuses to Go to Court

    A Fairfax County mom accused of killing her two daughters is refusing to go to court. Veronica Youngblood was supposed to be at a preliminary hearing Friday where prosecutors would present their evidence, but Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports no amount of coaxing could get her to go into the courtroom. (Published Friday, April 26, 2019)

    A Northern Virginia woman accused of killing her daughters refused to appear in court Friday.

    Veronica Youngblood is accused of shooting the two children inside an apartment in the 1500 block of Lincoln Circle in McLean the night of Aug. 5. One of the children died at the scene, and the other suffered life-threatening injuries, police said in the wake of the shooting. She died at the hospital nearly a week later.

    The violence followed years of a contentious custody dispute with her ex-husband, who had just retired from the Navy and was getting ready to move with the girls to Missouri.

    Prosecutors planned to lay out their case against Youngblod Friday, but she refused to go to court. Her defense attorneys went to the jail to meet with her, but still she refused to show.

    Judge Appoints Lawyer for Woman Accused of Killing Daughter

    [DC] Judge Tells Mother Accused of Killing Daughter to Cooperate With Lawyer

    A judge warned a Fairfax County mother accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter and wounding another daughter to cooperate with her lawyer. Northern Virginia Bureau Julie Carey reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018)

    Her attorney told the judge Youngblood is "an incredibly mentally ill young woman."

    The judge issued an order, and on Monday he’ll tell Youngblood over a video hookup she has to start showing up or she’ll forfeit her right to be present at the next hearing, now scheduled for May 10.

    Youngblood missed a previous hearing because of suicide attempts.

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