Trial rescheduled for Felton woman accused of killing her grandson

Angela M. Bingham

DOVER — The murder trial of a Felton woman who allegedly suffocated her grandson last year has been moved to April 2018.

Angela M. Bingham (also known as Mossinger) waived her right to a speedy trial in Superior Court Wednesday morning after consulting with defense counsel.

She answered, “yes, your honor,” several times when confirming that she fully understood her options and the ramifications regarding the delay.

Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. rescheduled the trial for April 2, 2018, at the defense’s request for more time for “additional expert review.”

An initially proposed April 16, 2018, date was withdrawn due to an investigating officer’s unavailability.

The trial was originally scheduled for Feb. 5, 2018.

Attorney J’Aime Walker represented Ms. Bingham while Deputy Attorney General Marie Graham spoke for the state.

Ms. Bingham, 51 years old at the time, was arrested after her 3-year-old grandson was found dead at a first block residence of Skinner Lane on Sept. 27, 2016. The Delaware State Police said she allegedly called 911 to report that she had killed her grandson the previous week and wanted to harm herself.

Arriving police and paramedics found the deceased child in a decomposing state in a bedroom, and a Felton Police officer located Ms. Bingham walking near the intersection of Reeves Crossing and U.S. 13, authorities said.

Ms. Bingham was indicted on a first-degree murder count in early January. She has been held without bail at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle since arrest.

An indictment returned by a Kent County grand jury listed the alleged murder of Rilan M. Everett as occurring on Sept. 18, 2016. Authorities said the late child was found on his back in a bed. Police said his mother, who did not live at the residence, was told of his death at her workplace.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Ms. Bingham told investigators she attempted to kill herself by taking pills, hanging herself and drinking bleach after her grandson’s death.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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