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Elderly ‘abused’ wife charged with husband's murder

ARRESTED: Fredericka Rosa

AN ELDERLY woman has been accused of fatally shooting her husband of 54-years, after allegedly suffering decades of domestic violence.

According NBA 10 Philadelphia Fredericka Rosa was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm over the death of Valpa Rosa Sr.

It has been reported that local police were called to the couple’s New Jersey home two days after Mrs. Rosa allegedly told her children that she had killed her 79-year-old husband, who was found with gunshot wounds to the neck and head.

The victim’s remains was said to have been kept in the couple’s home for at least 48 hours and Mrs. Rosa allegedly ‘prepared food for him’ and even checked on him ‘when he did not show up for dinner’.

Mrs. Rosa’s children told NBA 10 that their mother suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s, before arguing that she may have ‘snapped’ because she was being abused by their father.

Daughter Rosetta Rosa told the TV station: “He drove her insane. He drove her to the point where she picked up the gun and shot him. I understand why my mama did it.”

Mrs. Rosa is free on $150,000 bail as she awaits arraignment.

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