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Rose Chase Sentenced For Husband's Murder

An Ontario County woman learned her fate Wednesday afternoon after being convicted of the murder of her missing husband.
An Ontario County woman learned her fate Wednesday afternoon after being convicted of the murder of her missing husband. 

Rose Chase, 32,  will spend 23 years to life in prison. The day was a long time coming for the family of Adam Chase. His body had been decomposing in the basement of their home and later burned to ashes. Prosecutors say it happened after an argument about Rose's infidelity in the summer of 2012, prompting her to push down two flights of stairs and hiding his body.

"She got what she deserved," Adam's mother Sylvia said.

Ontario County Court Judge William Kocher delivered the sentence for Chase after she addressed the court, professing how much she care for her husband. 

"It sickens me; the memories she read about Adam. If you loved him so much then why did you kill him," Adam's sister Jessica questioned. 

Judge Kocher did not give her the maximum sentence of 25 years to life, saying he did not believe she planned the murder. 

"My personal feeling; no doubt it was planned. I think she planned it," Jessica said.

Defense attorney Leanna Lapp addressed the court saying "don't judge this person on the act she was convicted [of], but her entire lifetime as a law-abiding citizen." 

Rose will also serve an additional one and one-third to four years behind bars for tampering with evidence. An order of protection was issued for the family, so Chase will not be allowed to see her son.

"Rose put Tristian is a bad situation. No parent should put any child in claiming to care for him. It's not true," Jessica said.

The Chase family credits their private investigator, Rodney Miller, for his work. Miller was not pleased with the work done by the Ontario County Sheriff's Department. 

"That family is forever stuck knowing what she did. That's not going to go away. I see it when I go and visit," Miller said.

Rose Chase's mother did not want to speak, but she maintains that Adam's death was an accident and not intentional. 
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