A Ramona man faces two murder charges in the hit-and-run death of a woman and her unborn child.
Andrew Milonis, 44, pleaded not guilty through a public defender at his arraignment. He was ordered held on $3 million bail.
Milonis is facing 10 total counts that include murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.
The victim Jessica Foderingham, 29, was eight-months pregnant. She and her unborn baby were killed on Mother’s Day.
Investigators say Milionis rear-ended her car, forcing it to slam head-on into a tree on San Vicente Road in the San Diego Country Estates community. Milonis allegedly drove away from the scene, eventually taking a Lyft ride to a bar.
At the arraignment, several dozen friends and family members of Foderingham held back tears, as Milonis appeared via closed circuit television. He did not speak and did not look up.
After the short hearing, Foderingham’s husband said he struggles to explain what happened to her two children from previous relationships.
"My little one, he still doesn’t believe it’s true. He asks me every night, ‘when’s mommy coming home,'" said Christian Foderingham, who married Jessica last August.
Christian Foderingham says he was driving in front of his wife at the time of the accident. They were driving to her grandmother’s home.
“All I heard was a big slam, and the vehicle raced past me on the right side, swerving. And I turned to make sure my wife was still behind me, and I see her hit a tree,” said Foderingham.
The victim’s mother also had strong words for the suspect.
“I wish we were in a state where they give the death penalty because that’s what this guy deserves. He maliciously took two lives, two lives that belong on this earth still,” said Regina Townel.
Milonis is also facing two misdemeanor charges. He was driving on a suspended license from a prior DUI according to the prosecutor.
Court records also show he was convicted in 2010 on drug charges in Colorado.
In 2008, Milonis was severely injured in a mining accident in Wyoming, eventually winning an undisclosed settlement which could explain why the prosecutor asked for a high bail.