The Stanley woman found guilty of murdering her husband and burning his dismembered body in 2012 will be featured on Oxygen Network’s true crime television series “Snapped,” on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m.
The Stanley woman found guilty in October 2013 of murdering her husband and burning his dismembered body in 2012 will be featured on Oxygen Network’s true crime television series “Snapped,” on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m.
Previews of the show promise to reveal “dark and disturbing secrets” — events that began with the June 2012 disappearance of Rose Chase’s husband, 31-year-old Adam Chase, and led to Rose’s arrest and ultimate conviction in October 2013.
Now in its 13th season, “Snapped” features non-fiction narratives of women who have committed murder or attempted murder — usually of their husbands. Edited in a documentary style, the voice-over narration by reporter Sharon Martin will be mixed with interviews with people who have first-hand knowledge of the case, including Mr. Chase’s sisters and mother, along with Rodney Miller, a private investigator and friend of the Chase family who investigated Mr. Chase's disappearance. It will also include portions of an interview with Rose Chase conducted December 2012 by Ontario County sheriff's investigators.
A six-month investigation into Mr. Chase's June 2012 disappearance was followed by Rose’s arrest in December 2012 and a trial that spanned two weeks. According to evidence presented at the trial, Rose told investigators that on June 14, 2012, she and Mr. Chase were involved in what began as an argument and turned into a physical altercation at their home, and that Mr. Chase fell down the stairs. She also told them she had dragged his body to the top of the basement stairs and pushed it into the basement.
Police later determined that Rose transported Mr. Chase's body from their Mott Road residence to her mother’s house at 4675 Hagerty Road in Potter, Yates County, and concealed it there before ultimately burning the body at that location.
Rose, 31 at the time of the murder, was convicted by an Ontario County jury on the charges of second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a child. She was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison for the murder charge and 1 ? to four years for the tampering charge, to be served consecutively. One year for the charge of endangering the welfare of a child will be served concurrent with the other two charges.
Following Rose's sentencing, Miller described her as “a pathological liar” and a “drama queen” who “loves attention."