MIAMI (CBS4) – Beatoiz Heria sobbed and nearly collapsed with emotion after learning the woman accused of killing her son had finally been charged in court. Heria had been waiting nearly a year and a half for that moment.
“Oh my God,” cried Heria in Spanish. “I never thought this would happen.”
Madelaine Torredemert held her hands in the praying position throughout her bond court hearing Thursday.
Investigators said back in December of 2010, Torredemert was driving drunk on the State Road 836/Dolphin Expressway when she hit Fernando Heria.
Florida Highway Patrol officers said Fernando Heria’s broken down car was in the safety zone right before the 42nd Street exit. He was standing outside when he was hit and the impact threw him far into the roadway, killing him.
“The defendant never called 911,” the prosecutor told the judge in court. “The defendant called and spoke to her friends and her friends came from Miami Beach to the accident site and when fire rescue actually got to her friends were already there.”
Prosecutors also said the tow truck had already arrived before paramedics arrived on the scene and Torredemert’s car was nearly a football field away from the crash site.
“She’s a murderer,” screamed Beatoiz Heria. “She’s a murderer because she never called 911, never, never, never!”
Prosecutors also told the judge that Torredemert has federal charges against her for credit card skimming. Prosecutors said she did commit the crime to pay for her defense attorney in her pending DUI manslaughter case.
Beatoiz Heria said Torredemert should never be allowed out on bond. She said she robbed her of a hard working loving son who was a student at Miami-Dade College, a restaurant manager and an avid cyclist.
A judge ordered Torredemert to remain on house arrest with an ankle monitor if she is able to bond out of jail.