Alleged blood thrower ordered away from California Capitol


FILE – This Sept. 13, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office shows Rebecca Dalelio, who was arrested and jailed in the County Main Jail in Sacramento, Calif. Dalelio, who opposes mandatory childhood vaccinations, has been charged with two felonies for allegedly flinging a cup of menstrual blood at state senators last year. The Sacramento County district attorney’s office on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, filed charges of assault on a public official and vandalism against Dalelio of Santa Cruz County. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman accused of throwing menstrual blood at legislators was ordered by a judge to stay away from the state Capitol while awaiting trial.

Rebecca Dalelio, 43, did not enter a plea Monday and will return to Sacramento County Superior Court next month to face charges of vandalism and assault on public officials, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Senators had just finished taking a vote Sept. 13 when Dalelio allegedly tossed the blood onto the floor of the Senate from the public gallery, saying: “That’s for the dead babies.”

At least six state senators were hit by the cup or the blood and red splatters were visible on some desks and the carpeting. Tests showed the blood did not contain pathogens or infections.

The Santa Cruz County resident was among a group protesting vaccination legislation.

Dalelio, dressed in a navy pinstripe suit, did not speak and quickly left the courtroom Monday. She is free on bail.

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