- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - A judge says he would agree to release from jail a woman charged in connection with the drug overdose death of her 17-year-old daughter if she meets certain conditions, such as wearing a GPS monitor.

Jazzmyn Rood of Rochester appeared in Strafford County Superior Court in Dover on Wednesday, asking for her $10,000 bail to be lowered.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1QqDkp3) her lawyer said the 41-year-old Rood is a grieving mother who isn’t charged with dispensing a controlled drug resulting in death, as two others are.

Rood’s daughter, Evangelique “Eve” Tarmey, died on Oct. 17 at a Rochester motel of acute fentanyl intoxication. Rood is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless conduct and conspiracy to possess a controlled drug.

Prosecutors argued for no bail changes, calling her a danger to herself and to the community. They said she has no job and could resort to criminal activity.

The cases of Rood, her boyfriend, Mark Ross, and Leslie Aberle will be heard by a grand jury, which will decide whether to indict them.

Ross and Aberle are charged with giving Tarmey a drug that caused her death, as well as witness tampering and conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled drug. Ross also is charged with falsifying physical evidence. Ross’ bail is $50,000 and Aberle’s bail is $25,000.

To be released on her own recognizance, Rood is to have no contact with Ross, Aberle and Tarmey’s father. She also must live in a residence approved by the Strafford County Community Corrections as “safe, sober, sanitary and suitable,” and be considered under “house arrest,” able to leave for appointments with her lawyer, her doctor, and counseling. She must refrain from using any alcohol or drugs and would have to submit to tests, as well as substance abuse and mental health treatment.

The order says she is “not to be released until all conditions for supervision are in place.”



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