When the prosecutor described the crash that ended the life of Grendalee Alvarado’s 7-year old daughter, the heartbroken mother wiped tears from her eyes. When the defense attorney for Olivia Mora said Mora has only briefly seen her 4-year-old daughter since her arrest last fall, Mora wiped tears from her eyes.
The two mothers were in opposite ends of the Suffolk Superior courtroom Tuesday as they faced the newest chapter stemming from their unexpected meeting Nov. 26, when an allegedly drunk Mora careered through a Dorchester neighborhood before crashing into Alvarado as she walked along Olney Street holding the hand of her daughter, Brianna Rosales.
After seeing Mora for the first time since the crash, Alvarado said she had hoped that Mora might try, in some way, to apologize for killing her daughter.
“But I don’t see sorry,’’ Alvarado told reporters after Mora’s arraignment, where Mora was held on $150,000 bail.
Alvarado said she has only limited memories of the moment, captured by a surveillance camera, when the light-colored Chevrolet Tahoe veered from the street in the Fields Corner area and bore down on mother and daughter.
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