Husband pleads guilty to accidentally shooting, killing wife

September 23, 2019 06:11 PM

The Saratoga County man accused of unintentionally shooting and killing his wife pleaded guilty on Monday and is not expected to go to prison.

Eric Rosenbrock spoke softly and fought back tears as he admitted to unintentionally causing the death of his wife.


Last fall, a well-liked Corinth couple known for their random acts of kindness in honor of their deceased child were again dealing with tragedy. Rosenbrock was cleaning his 9 mm. handgun on the night of November 15 when it fired and killed his wife and childhood sweetheart, Ashley Rosenbrock.

A grand jury indicted him on a manslaughter charge, and he could've faced a sentence of up to five to 15 years in prison.

By agreeing to plead guilty to a lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide, the 35-year-old Rosenbrock avoids the risk of a prison sentence and can continue to care for the couple's three young children.

Rosenbrock is on paid leave from his teaching job at Lake George High School. It will be up to the New York State Education Department to decide if he can keep his job.

Lake George School Superintendent Lynne Rutnik released the following statement:

"I cannot comment on legal or personnel matters concerning members of the faculty/staff at Lake George Central School District. However, our hearts and prayers continue to go out to Eric and the entire Rosenbrock family during this time. Both personally and professionally, I am relieved to see this legal matter head toward resolution to allow the grieving process to take place for the wife mother, daughter, sister and friend they have lost."


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