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Woman Accused of Trying to Kill Family Wants Address Change

Defense Attorney Cites Treatment for Depression

HOLLYWOOD, Md.—A woman who has been charged with dousing herself with gasoline and threatening to set herself on fire and trying to kill her own family earlier this year wants permission from a county Circuit Court judge to live with an aunt in Clinton.

Danielle Lynette Miranda, of Bushwood, has been living with her mother since she was released from incarceration under pre-trial release, according to Circuit Court documents, but a domestic incident at the Accokeek residence where she has been living has caused her to want to leave.

She was originally held on a slew of charges stemming from an April 19 incident in which she allegedly threatened to set herself on fire and kill six other people in her home, including her children and grandmother.

Miranda went missing for several days after the incident but was found May 6 and formally charged with six counts of attempted murder as well as attempted arson.

At that time she was told not to have any contact with her family or alleged victims in the case at the Bushwood residence but on May 19 she was observed having contact with them at their home by a Child Protective Service investigator checking on the welfare of the children, according to court documents.

The ensuing report sparked a court fight to revoke her bond; her defense attorney claimed however that she was not trying to hide her contact with her family and that she had only gone back to retrieve personal items so she could live elsewhere.

She also remains under the care of a physician for depression, according to defense documents.

Despite the questions over allegations that she violated the terms of her pre-trial release, prosecutors currently handling the case have stated in writing that they do not oppose her request for another residence. Miranda, 31, is set to go to trial in October.

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