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Rose Chase Verdict: 23 years to life for murder

Canandaigua, N.Y. - An Ontario County woman who dismembered and burned her husbands body was sentenced to 23 years-to-life for murder, plus 1 to 4 years Wednesday afternoon.

The two sentences will be served consecutively.

Rose Chase was convicted of second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the death of her husband, Adam.

Police said she pushed him down the basement stairs during an argument at their home in June 2012.

He died from the fall.

Prosecutors said she hid his body in the basement and then moved it to her mother's property in Yates County, where she burned the remains.

They were discovered six months later.

 
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