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