Deputies saw strength, anger in murder defendant

Looking frail and often weeping, Rosalie Kennedy does not fit the image of an accused killer.


Rosalie Kennedy, 63, is standing trial in Logan County Common Pleas Court for murder and felonious assault. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

But two Logan County Sheriff’s deputies who encountered her March 10 after she allegedly shot her husband, Gary, with a .22-caliber revolver painted a different picture during their testimony in her murder trial.

“I would say she was very strong,” Dep. Drew Dixon said as he recounted how the Rushsylvania area resident worked her way out of her handcuffs, slammed her head into his cruiser’s divider, kicked at the rear windows and tried to open the rear doors while en route to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

Dep. Kris Kohler was the third deputy to arrive at the Kennedy’s 8100 Township Road 110 residence.

He, too, saw anger and determination in the defendant as she exited the home and approached Dixon and Sgt. Adam Fullerton.

But defense attorney Tina McFall said her 63-year-old client was heavily intoxicated and doesn’t recall anything after supper that night.

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