|Family||Unnamed Father |
Rose Granville (mother, deceased)
Daniel Lester (ex-fiancé)
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According to her mother, Melinda's father walked out on them for Rose's secretary and took half their money.
After Daniel was engaged to Melinda, she feared that Daniel still had feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Annika Bergeron. Melinda discovered Annika was pregnant with Daniel's kid and told her mother. Rose then decided to the best thing to do was to get rid of the baby and arranged for Annika to be kidnapped.
When Melinda learned that Daniel was arrested for Annika's kidnapping, she tried to get money for his bail but didn't have enough. When Melinda went to her mother's accounts, she found out that Rose had Cayman Island accounts and realized that she had masterminded the kidnapping of Annika. However, Melinda decided to cover up her mother's actions when she knew it was too late to save Annika, who was scheduled for a c-section because the placenta was blocking the birth canal.
After Annika died giving birth to her daughter Celia, Melinda was questioned by Detectives Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson. She then revealed the truth and reluctantly told them of her mother's actions. Daniel, angered by Rose masterminding the whole kidnapping and murder plot and Melinda's indirect involvement, left her. Melinda later confronted her mother about her masterminding Annika's death. Rose explained she planned to get rid of Annika and her baby in order to make sure Daniel wouldn't leave Melinda and take his money to help Annika and Celia, like her father did years ago. As Rose was placed under arrest for kidnapping and first-degree murder, Melinda tried to talk to Daniel. However, he only looked at her before leaving Melinda in the hallway of the 16th Precinct to raise Celia.