Attorney speaks after Corinth man charged in wife's death
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WRGB) - Kurt Mausert is the attorney representing Eric Rosenbrock, the Corinth man who police say accidentally shot and killed his wife, Ashley, last November.
"We've all lost people that we've loved. Losing someone that you loved and being responsible, partially, that's got to be an intense pain and burden which I can't imagine anything worse," Mausert said.
Police say Rosenbrock was working on his handgun in their home when it fired.
Now, nearly 3 months later, he's charged with second degree manslaughter.
Mausert says the charge is a crime of recklessness, and he disagrees.
"Eric was not aware that [the] barrel was pointed at any individual. That would bring it down from a reckless down more toward negligence," Mausert said.
Mausert says Rosenbrock is devastated.
This is not the first tragedy this family has faced.
Back in 2013, the couple lost their 15 month old daughter to infection.
They had 3 other children together, and with Rosenbrock facing up to 15 years in state prison, Mausert says he hopes prosecutors will keep them in mind.
"I don't want to increase their trauma and their loss by removing their only surviving parent," he said.