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Jan 8, 2016 12:00 AM

Jazzmyn Rood denied relase from jail, could face federal charges


DOVER - The Rochester mother facing charges in the drug overdose death of her daughter Eve Tarmey is denied release from jail, and could soon be facing federal charges.

Jazzmyn Rood, 41, was in court today for her 2nd bail hearing. Rood wanted her $10,000 bail to be waived and wanted to be released into transitional housing.

This while she awaits trial for charges relating to the October Fentanyl overdose death of her daughter 17 year old Eve Tarmey.

Defense Attorney Sarah Landres told the judge, "Everyone's belief was should these conditions be in place you would be converting Ms. Rood's bail."

On December 16th Judge Steven Houran outlined conditions of a possible release without bail if a number of stipulations were met including finding safe housing, adhering to a curfew, getting mental and substance abuse treatment, among others.

Friday's follow up hearing was presided over by a different judge, Judge Phillip Mangones. The defense told Judge Mangones Rood has met the requirements. The prosecution disagreed saying Rood is a danger to herself and the community, and she is a flight risk.

Prosecutor Tim Sullivan said, "It remains the same concerns we've had all along, that she is dealing with substance abuse issues and sometimes that leads to people making bad decisions.

Sullivan also said the U.S. Attorney's Office is considering federal charges.

One main stipulation of release is that Strafford County Community Corrections accept Rood into its program. Something Strafford County Administrator Ray Bower vehemently fought.

Sullivan said, "Community corrections determined that they do not want to supervise her."

Late Friday Judge Mangones ruled to leave it to the discretion of Community Corrections whether Rood should be released. Since the department opposes her release, Rood will remain jailed on $10,000 bail. She has been behind bars for the past two months.

Eve Tarmey's family sat in the courtroom but declined to speak to the media.

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