Monday, December 21, 2009

Dad charged in "estranged" wife's murder; daughters left with dead mom all night (Eastlake, Ohio)

Dad GREGORY A. ROSE has been charged with the strangulation murder of his "estranged" wife. The wife had recently filed for divorce and had taken out a restraining order against her husband for stalking-type behavior. Seems the mom's instincts were entirely correct given what happened. Of course, abuser daddies have to make sure EVERYBODY knows that Daddy's Not Happy, so the two young daughters have to be traumatized too. Not only does he leave these girls motherless, he apparently left the two girls alone with their dead mother's body all night. Why that's not considered child abandonment, I don't know. The next morning these poor little girls had to bang on Mom's locked bedroom door, and beg her to get up and take them to school. Then Daddy gets called, who proceeds to get all hysterical. Since Daddy is useless, the girls are left to call 911 themselves. What a freaking @$$wipe.,0,5619340.story

Man Charged in Estranged Wife's Murder Staff Writer
December 18, 2009

EASTLAKE, Ohio -- A Willowick man has been charged in connection with his estranged wife's murder.

According to Eastlake Police, 39-year-old Nancy Rose, was found dead in her home at 1204 E. 331 Street Wednesday morning.

Her estranged husband, 45-year-old, Gregory A. Rose, was arrested and charged with her murder Friday.

It started early Wednesday morning when the Rose's daughter was woken up by a disturbance in her mother's room, Fox 8's Jack Shea reports.

Hours later, both of the Rose's two young children tried waking their mother so she could take them to school, but the door was locked.

The young girl then summoned her father to help, who then began screaming and ran out of the home.

Meanwhile, the Rose's daughter called 9-11 for help. Police say she called saying she "couldn't get into her mother's bedroom, couldn't get her awake and when we responded to the scene, we had found the mother, Nancy Rose, dead," Detective Chris Bowersock explains to Fox 8 News.

Neighbors say Gregory Rose appeared to be hysterical after he alleged finding his wife in distress.

"He was shaking like a leaf, and jumping up and down and saying, 'she's dying, she's dying,'" says Moe Morgillo.

According to police, Nancy Rose had recently filed for divorce from her husband, and even had a restraining order against him. Police say one of the reasons for the order was because Gregory Rose had been seen driving up and down his estranged wife's street at night.

Rose is being held in the Lake County Jail. His bond has been set at $500,000.

A coroner's report revealed Nancy Rose died from strangulation.

The Rose children are being cared for by relatives, a source tells Fox 8 News.

Gregory Rose is scheduled to appear in court again on December 22.