Created: 01/19/2014 9:08 AM WHEC.com
By: Erinn Cain/Messenger Post
Silvia Chase describes the last year and a half as simply "unexplainable."
After her only son, Adam, went missing in June 2012, his wife, Rose Chase, was arrested six months later on charges relating to his death. Rose, of Stanley, was convicted last October by an Ontario County jury on the charges of second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a child, and was sentenced Wednesday to 24 1/3 years to life in prison.
"It's something you think you'll never, ever have to do," Silvia said. "I just can't comprehend it, why someone would do it."
Adam's sister Becky Chase said that prior to his disappearance, she had had a close relationship with Rose.
"She was part of the family," she said. "Every holiday, she was here. You just never expect it out of someone that close to you. … That's what hurts the most."
And while Rose has been convicted and sentenced, Becky said the pain remains.
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