Courtesy Corrine Mull
December 17, 2015 04:55 PM

Jennifer Rosenbaum, the Emory University law student and local Georgia political candidate accused of murdering her 2-year-old foster daughter has been released on bond, a spokesman for the Henry County Sheriff’s office tells PEOPLE.

Rosenbaum, 27, posted bond on Tuesday, the same day a judge granted her $100,000 bond. Henry County District Attorney Jim Wright argued that Rosenbaum should not have a bond, telling PEOPLE that she “could be a flight risk and fail to appear in court because of the serious nature of the charges and the length of the sentence.”

Rosenbaum had declared her candidacy for Georgia’s Henry County Board of Commission, and was also a military police officer. She also worked in Wright’s office in the juvenile division earlier in 2015, Wright confirms. Rosenbaum herself was a product of the foster care system, numerous sources have confirmed to PEOPLE.

Rosenbaum is charged with murder, aggravated assault, child cruelty in the second degree and two counts of child cruelty in the first degree. Her husband, Joseph Rosenbaum, faces two counts of child cruelty.

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According to her arrest affidavit, the child, Laila Marie Daniel, was starved and beaten from June 13 through Nov. 17, the day she died. The affidavit states that Jennifer Rosenbaum struck Laila in the abdomen “with such force that [Laila’s] pancreas was transected. The child was believed to enter shock due to blood loss resulting from the injury.”

The affidavit also says that Laila had severe bruising throughout her body and that she was malnourished.

Rosenbaum’s defense attorney, Corrine Mull, told PEOPLE last week that Laila’s injuries may have been caused by former foster parents. “It happens more than we know in foster parent circles because you don’t know the history of foster children you’re given.”

She added, “It’s a matter of dating the injuries and determining how much are old injuries done by older foster parents.”

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