Burlco woman, 76, charged with killing husband

Fredricka Rosa of Browns Mills allegedly shot her husband.
Fredricka Rosa of Browns Mills allegedly shot her husband.
Posted: July 24, 2012

A 76-year-old Burlington County woman who walks with a cane has been charged with killing her 79-year-old husband in their Browns Mills home with a .357 Magnum handgun.

Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Fredricka Rosa, of the 100 block of Margaret Street, was charged with one count of murder in the shooting of Valpa C. Rosa Sr., who was shot in the head and neck.

Pemberton Township police were called to the couple's home at 8:45 a.m. Saturday by one of the Rosas' children, who lives out of state but who received a call from Fredricka Rosa, the Prosecutor's Office said Sunday in a statement.

Investigators believe Rosa was killed Thursday night.

The Prosecutor's Office said the gun used to kill Rosa was recovered from the home.

Fredricka Rosa, arrested late Saturday, was held on $250,000 bail. She is to appear in Superior Court on Monday.

The Burlington County Times reported Sunday that the couple had lived in the house for about 40 years, and that Valpa Rosa was a retired postal worker who served in the U.S. Air Force.


Contact Jennifer Lin at 215-854-5659, jlin@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @j_linq.

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