West Virginia mother indicted for murder


On Monday, a grand jury in Berkeley County indicted a 46-year-old West Virginia mother on several felony charges.

Following allegations of killing her 8-year-old daughter and shooting her 11-year-old daughter, Julie Orellana was indicted for murder, attempted murder, malicious assault and use of a firearm during a felony.

In September of 2018, Orellana’s youngest child was found dead at 291 Tall Pine Lane in Gerrardstown, West Virginia.

According to court documents, Orellana was found 16 hours after the shooting with a steak knife, a pistol, and a six-page letter outlining her reasons for shooting the children.

Prosecuting Attorney, Benjamin Hiller, said they are still waiting on a time for arraignment.

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