Trial underway for Russell Rose Jr., accused of killing daughter, trying to kill child’s mother

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KENOSHA — A man charged with killing his 11-month-old daughter and trying to kill the child’s mother is on trial in Kenosha County.

Russell Rose

Russell Rose

District Attorney Robert Zapf told jurors Monday that Russell Rose Jr. killed the baby in a fit of rage by slamming her to the ground after a violent argument with the girl’s mother.

Rose is accused of striking the child’s mother in the face, choking her, kicking her down some stairs and threatening her with a knife and metal stake.

Rose is facing seven felony charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. He has pleaded not guilty.

The trial continues Tuesday, October 27th.

The Kenosha News says a jury of five men and nine women, including alternates, were chosen Monday from an initial pool of about 80 people.

Serenity Rose

Serenity Rose

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