Woman Pleads Guilty in Death of Ex-Husband, a Former NYPD Officer

From http://www.wcnc.com, May 31, 2013

A Charlotte woman pled guilty today to voluntary manslaughter in death of her ex-husband.

Carole LaRossa was sentence to 35-58 months in prison for the death of her ex-husband and former NYC Police Officer James LaRossa.

Carole LaRoss, Credit: CMPD

In April 2012, Carole LaRossa went to her ex-husband’s apartment on Dianthus Court in Charlotte to pick up food for James LaRossa’s dog, which she had agreed to watch while he played golf the next day with friends.

Carole LaRossa told police that James LaRossa became upset when she told him that he needed to remove the remainder of his personal items from the house they once shared.

She said that he became physically aggressive, sexually assaulted her and poked her breasts with a knife while threatening her, according to a press release from the Mecklenburg District Attorney’s Office.

She reacted by hitting him with a wine glass, causing him to drop the knife. She then picked up the knife and stabbed him twice in the chest. After he fell, she continued to stab him in the back several times before calling 911, the DA’s Office said.

She told police she was afraid he would get back up and harm her.

The District Attorney’s Office thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence in the case and concluded that the most likely outcome of this case at trial would be a conviction of voluntary manslaughter.

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