Bond Denied for Charlottesville Woman Accused of Killing Own Child, Trial Date Set
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville woman accused of killing her young child will stay in jail for now despite pleas from the defense and her mother.
Nydia Love Lee, 26, is charged with second-degree murder of her 20-month-old child on January 10. She appeared in Charlottesville Circuit Court Thursday afternoon where a judge denied her bond request.
The prosecution cited Lee's criminal past, including a failure to appear in court and some misdemeanor charges from several years ago. The defense argued Lee has strong ties with her family living in the area and a job at the Holiday Inn if she were to be released.
Lee's mother, grandmother, cousin, manager, and general manager all came to the bond hearing. Her mother, who testified on Lee's behalf, left the court room in tears.
A trial date is set for January 13-15, 2020.