Ontario County woman to spend 23 years to life in prison for husband's murder

Updated: 01/15/2014 6:12 PM
Created: 01/15/2014 3:36 AM WHEC.com

An Ontario County woman convicted of killing her husband was sentenced Wednesday afternoon. 

A judge sentenced Rose Chase to 23 years to life in prison. In court Wednesday, Chase said, "she is not a bad person".

In October, Chase was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her husband Adam Chase in their Stanley home.

Chase dismembered and attempted to burn the body. She then hid the remains at a Yates County property belonging to her mother.

Jessica Chase, sister of Adam, said, "It sickens me to be honest with you to go through memories of my brother. We know he was a good person. She doesn't have to sit there and reiterate it to us. The fact of the matter is she wants to sit there and say he's a good person, well why'd you kill him, it makes no sense to me."

Adam's family has said Rose would never have been found guilty without the help of investigator Rodney Miller. Miller announced he plans to run for Ontario County Sheriff when the position, currently held by Phil Povero, is up for election in November. 


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