Judge raises bail to $3M in Ramona fatal hit and run

Posted at 2:27 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 23:36:17-04

RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) - A man suspected of being the driver in Mother's Day hit-and-run crash that killed a mom and her unborn baby in Ramona was arraigned Wednesday.

Andrew Milonis, 44, pleaded not guilty in his arraignment. The judge ordered bail be increased from $1 million to $3 million. Milonis was also ordered to wear a "scram" bracelet to test for alcohol and a drug patch to make sure he's clean.

Milonis is facing two misdemeanor charges and eight felony counts, including two counts of murder for the mother and unborn baby that died in the crash.

If convicted, he faces 40 years to life in prison.

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California Highway Patrol said 29-year-old Jessica Foderingham was struck and killed Sunday on San Vicente Road just west of Arena Drive at about 6:46 p.m. CHP said Milonis rear-ended the woman, sending her car into a tree in the center divide of the road.

Foderingham died at the scene.

When identified Wednesday, the county Medical Examiner said Foderingham was 34 weeks pregnant.

Milonis fled the scene and called a Lyft to take him to a nearby business, according to CHP.

"He needed to catch a ride into town, no problem," Gammon told 10News. "He was clearly intoxicated. There was an SUV in the parking lot; had some damage to it."

Milonis was picked up a short time later at a tavern and arrested, according to CHP public-affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein.

Milonis, a Ramona resident, is due back in court May 31 for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial.

After the hearing, Christian Foderingham told reporters that he had a difficult time in the courtroom. "I was just trying to keep my composure.

I was very angry, upset, hurt. But at the end, I just want justice for my wife and my daughter."

His mother-in-law, Regina Townsel, added, "I wish we were in a state with the death penalty because that's what this guy deserves; he maliciously took two lives!"T

To help Jessica's husband, Christian Foderingham, raise their boys while grieving, the family has set up a GoFundMe to raise funds.