A Miami-Dade judge admonished the woman accused of killing foster child Rilya Wilson after two brief courtroom outbursts Tuesday.
At the time, Geralyn Grahams ex-lover, Pamela Graham, was on the stand testifying under cross-examination about why she was cooperating with authorities. The two are not related.
In front of the jury and Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez, Geralyn Graham yelled at Pamela Graham to stop lying. A few minutes later, Geralyn Graham again blurted out at the witness that the last time she saw Rilya, she was in your arms.
Geralyn Graham, 66, is on trial on charges of murdering the foster child whose disappearance a decade ago roiled the states child-welfare agency and led to a series of reforms. Rilyas body was never found.
Pamela Graham, who was Rilyas legal guardian, has testified over two days that Geralyn Graham abused Rilya, tying her to a bed and keeping her isolated in a laundry room. She has also cast Geralyn Graham as a dominating, manipulative woman who forced her to lie that a child welfare worker took the child.
During cross-examination by defense attorney Scott Sakin, Pamela Graham admitted the early story she gave to police investigators was all lies.