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Jury selection set in murder trial

CANANDAIGUA — Jury selection is set to begin for a woman accused of killing her husband, then hiding his body in the basement of their home before burning his remains weeks later.

Local media report that jury selection is scheduled to start Monday in Ontario County Court in the second-degree murder trial of 32-year-old Rose Chase.

She’s charged with killing her 31-year-old husband Adam in June 2012. Authorities say she told investigators that her husband accidentally fell down the stairs during an argument in their home in the Finger Lakes hamlet of Stanley, 35 miles southeast of Rochester.

Prosecutors say she hid his body in the basement, then moved it to her mother’s property in neighboring Yates County, where she burned the remains.

The remains were discovered in December.


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