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Shrewsbury man goes on trial in death of wife

March 28, 2014

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Shrewsbury man charged with fatally beating his wife then not calling police until the next day has started.

Keith Rosiello’s first-degree murder trial started Thursday in Worcester Superior Court with opening statements by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

The prosecutor said the 49-year-old Rosiello killed Maureen Rosiello in February 2010 because their marriage was falling apart and he suspected her of cheating. The next day, before calling police, he allegedly told their two children and his sister to tell police his wife was the aggressor.

The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1frL42R ) reports that the defense attorney told the jury his client was suffering from a mental disorder at the time of the killing and became delusional, a state exacerbated by substance abuse.

Testimony was expected to begin Friday.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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