- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The attorney representing a Bend woman accused of smother her 92-year-old grandmother is arguing for her release from jail.

The Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/XgGNNK ) that 45-year-old Angela Judd’s attorney said in a memo filed last week that his client does not pose a threat to public safety and that there is little physical evidence in the case.

Judd is accused of killing her grandmother, Nada Bodholdt, on New Year’s Eve.

Under Oregon law, when a defendant is charged with murder, she can’t be released from jail when there is a strong presumption that the person is guilty. A judge will decide whether there is such a presumption in Judd’s case on April 21.

Bodholdt was initially thought to have died of natural causes. The possibility of foul play only arose when Judd allegedly made a statement to her social worker.



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