• Rachel Fryer's attorneys push for her release on reasonable bond


    SANFORD, Fla. - The lawyers for a Sanford mother accused of killing her young daughter are asking the judge to release her on a reasonable bond.

    Rachel Fryer is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Tariji Gordon, and then burying the girl in a shallow grave.

    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said there is a slim chance Fryer would walk out of jail, but her team lists several reasons why she should.

    Fryer has tried to persuade the public that she is not the killer investigators believe she is, but police said they have plenty of evidence to prove Fryer beat her daughter to death before burying her in Putnam County.

    Fryer is still hoping a judge will let her out of jail.

    Channel 9 uncovered a motion that was filed by her public defenders that says Fryer is a "long term resident of Seminole County, has family in the area," and that "the proof is not evident nor is the presumption great." 

    Sheaffer said it's a good try but he doesn’t think it will work.

    In a handwritten letter to Channel 9, Fryer said she had a nervous breakdown but maintained she is not a murderer.

    Fryer's next court appearance is set for Sept. 24.

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