MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) - "We're all here to support the Murphy family, we love Karen very much."
About 50 people came out with signs and t-shirts that read... I support the Murphy family.
"Keep supporting her; she needs it," said Murphy's defense attorney Edward MacMahon.
They gathered in front of the Prince William county court house for Karen Murphy's court appearance today. The 40 year old mother of three, and veterinarian, is charged with murder in the death of her 2-year-old son Ryan.
"We're just here to support the Murphy family," one supporter said.
On the morning of June 17th, Dr. Murphy apparently forgot to drop off her son Ryan when she went to work at the Caring Friends Animal Hospital in Bristow. For some seven hours, he was left in her mini van. When her husband went to pick him up from day care and didn't find him, he called his wife. She then discovered her little boy in the minivan which was parked in their driveway.