A 63-year-old woman who was recently convicted of shooting and killing her husband in Logan County is set to be sentenced in December.
Rosalie “Rose” Kennedy of Rushsylvania was convicted of murder and felonious assault, both with gun specifications, by a jury earlier this month in connection with the shooting death of Gary Kennedy. She faces a maximum sentence of up to life in prison.
Her sentencing date has been set for 9 a.m. Dec. 21 in front of Judge William Goslee in Logan County Common Pleas Court.
Gary Kennedy was found shot to death in his kitchen. Rosalie Kennedy was the person who called 9-1-1 to inform police of the slaying. She was convicted after a week-long jury trial.
Prosecutors previously said anger was the motive behind the killing. However they weren’t sure what exactly she was angry about.
“She was angry at him, we can’t say with any certainty about what exactly she was angry about,” Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Alice Robinson-Bond said of the motive for the crime.
A phone call to defense attorney Tina McFall wasn’t returned.
Logan County Sheriff Randy Dodds said at the time of the shooting he wondered if the shooting was a result of domestic violence but that wasn’t a defense used during the trial, Robinson-Bond has said.
“That was not something that the defense brought up,” Robinson-Bond said of domestic violence.
During the trial, the jury was taken to the home and then listened to a few days of testimony before making their decision. At the end, it might have been Kennedy’s own words that prompted the conviction, Robinson-Bond said.
“I believe it was the evidence gathered by law enforcement at the crime scene plus the statements that Mrs. Kennedy made that contradicted each other,” Robinson-Bond said.