Anderson Co. deputies respond Julie Kelley's Piedmont apartment to serve the Greenville Co. warrant. (Jan. 31, 2013/FOX Carolina)
PIEDMONT, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A Piedmont mother, who Anderson County deputies said attempted to kill her daughter and then herself in a drug overdose, attended her bond hearing Tuesday morning, where she faced charges of attempted murder.
According to the judge overseeing the case, 43-year-old Julie Kelley, is being held in the Anderson County detention center on a $30,000 surety bond until her first court date, scheduled for March 15.
Authorities said an Anderson County deputy went to serve Kelley a warrant for breach of Trust late last week. But upon being let inside Kelley's apartment by the property manager, the deputy found both Kelley and her 10-year-old daughter unresponsive from a drug overdose.
Deputies said there was also a suicide note left at the foot of the bed. EMS was called and both the mother and child were resuscitated. Kelley was arrested Sunday.
Chad McBride, spokesman for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said the deputies were just glad to have saved this little girl's life.
"A lot of times you get desperate and in different situations, but the thing is children are innocent and shouldn't be involved."
Kelley recently resigned from her job at the Greenville Hospital Systems Credit Union, according to Greenville police. Police said when she resigned, there were thousands of dollars missing from her drawer and two bad checks written on her account.
Investigators said she may have attempted the murder-suicide before having to face those charges.
Deputies said the 10-year-old daughter has been released from the hospital and is doing OK. She is currently staying with relatives.
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