Corinth husband who unintentionally shot wife charged with manslaughter, then released

February 11, 2019 07:17 PM

WILTON - Eric Rosenbrock has lost his wife and a young daughter, and now he could lose his freedom.

The 35-year-old man turned himself in to state police Monday afternoon, 88 days after his wife, Ashley, died from a fatal gunshot, fired unintentionally by Eric.


The shooting happened November 15 inside the family home on Raymond Street in Corinth.

Kurt Mausert, Rosenbrock's attorney, told NewsChannel 13 Monday afternoon that Eric was preparing for a hunting trip and had just finished cleaning the gun in the living room and was putting it back together when it discharged.

Police have charged Rosenbrock with second-degree manslaughter, accusing him of acting recklessly and causing his wife's death.

Mausert said he'll explore all defense options including whether the 9MM handgun malfunctioned. He said his goal is to keep Rosenbrock out of prison.

"When you've got children who are grieving and processing the loss of one parent, you don't want them to have to suffer the loss of another parent."

Eric Rosenbrock is a well-liked 7th grade science teacher at Lake George Junior High.

Lynne Rutnik, the superintendent of schools, said late Monday that the district's "hearts and prayers go out to the Rosenbrock Family," and said Eric Rosenbrock's employment status is "undecided. "  

Rosenbrock declined to comment as he turned himself into state police Monday afternoon accompanied by family members. He was released on his own recognizance, allowing him to go home to his three children, ages 10, 5, and 2.

"Everyone's focus is on the children making recovery and moving on with their lives and processing this trauma," said Mausert.

Conviction of manslaughter in the 2nd degree carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of one to three years and a maximum of five to 15.

#BREAKING NEWS: Eric Rosenbrock, husband who according to @nyspolice unintentionally shot and killed his wife while cleaning his gun inside their Corinth home, turns himself in and is charged with Manslaughter in the second degree. A story you'll see #FIRSTON13 @wnyt

— Mark Mulholland (@MulhollandWNYT) February 11, 2019


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