Testimony continues today in the case of a woman accused of killing her husband, Adam Chase.
Rose M. Chase, of Stanley, faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder, said Ontario County District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo.She has also been charged with tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a child.
The trial began last week with opening statements, and featured testimony from Rodney Miller, a private investigator, Sandra Armison, who said she babysat Rose's son in 2012, and a forensic anthropologist who stated he found burned human bones on the Yates County property.
The indictment alleges that Rose "intentionally caused the death of Adam Chase" on or about June 14, 2012. It further alleges that Rose transported Mr. Chase's body from their residence to 4675 Hagerty Road in Potter, Yates County, and concealed it there before ultimately burning the body at that location
During a pretrial hearing in July, Kocher ruled that testimony by eight officers involved in the investigation — as well as a video of the approximately two-and-a-half-hour interview Rose had last December with Ontario County Sheriff's Office investigators — can be presented at her trial.
During a court appearance last month, Kocher told Rose that if she pleaded guilty to the charges before trial, he would sentence her to 20 years to life in prison, Tantillo said. Chase said she would not plead guilty, Tantillo said.
Follow reporter Erinn Cain with updates from court as the trial continues.