Woman found guilty of killing, dismembering husband


Category: North America

Published on Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:48

Written by Victoria E. Freile, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle

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Rose Chase sat stoically as an Ontario County Court jury foreman announced the verdict.


After more than four hours of deliberation over two days, Chase, 32, of Seneca, was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of Adam Chase. She was also found guilty of tampering with evidence and endangering the welfare of a child.


“Justice was done, my son (can) rest,” Adam’s mother, Silvia Chase, said after the verdict was announced. She said although she never could have envisioned her son dying at the hands of his wife, she also never doubted that her daughter-in-law of 11 years would be convicted of the crimes.


The jury reached its verdict after watching more than an hour of the videotaped interview of Rose Chase by investigators with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.


Jurors agreed that Rose Chase pushed her husband down two flights of stairs, killing him, as the couple argued in their home in Seneca on June 14, 2012, then hid his body in the basement for several months. She dismembered, then burned his remains and scattered his bones on her mother’s property in Potter. …

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