Richmond Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of His Grandparents

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/22/2013 12:25 am
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAdelsonABC36

Richmond police say a 22-year-old poured gasoline on his grandfather, and they arrested him before he could find a lighter.

A witness says the grandson looked like a zombie, completely emotionless and not speaking at all while he beat on his grandparents.

Richmond Police arrested 22-year-old Eddie Rose, II.  Police say he tried to kill his grandparents.  A neighbor heard screams.

"Just knew something bad had happened, but they didn't deserve it at all, and I don't feel no pity to him, nothing, nothing," said Derrick Taplin.

Police say Rose stomped on his grandmother's head, fracturing her skull, and breaking bones in her neck. 

Police say Rose poured gasoline on his grandfather, and was looking for a lighter when they arrived on the scene.

"We believe that the grandson was about to try to set him on fire until we intervened," said Assistant Chief Bob Mott, Richmond Police.

When police arrived a witness says the grandmother, with broken bones in her neck, was yelling to police 'Don't arrest him!  Don't arrest him!  It's mental!  It's mental.'

Taplin says Rose frequently stayed with his grandparents.  He says they were about to kick him out.  After police made the arrest, Taplin says Rose showed no remorse. 

"Beat someone, torture them, try to pour gasoline on them, that's pain for the rest of your life, and for it to be a family member, that's something that could scar you and mess you up for the rest of your life.  It's torture.  That was malicious," said Taplin.

He never wants Rose to be free.

"Me personally, I think they should set him on fire," said Taplin.

Rose declined to speak with us from jail.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Will This 'Special Delivery' Become Viral Sensation?
One Georgetown family found packages scattered across their driveway. They don't need to wonder what happened; they caught it all on camera. Video Video
Laurel Deputies Searching for Man Considered "Armed & Extremely Dangerous"
Officers in Laurel County are currently searching for a man they consider to be armed and extremely dangerous after he allegedly opened fire on a woman for no reason.
London Police Chief Suspended On Terror & Stalking Charges
London Police Chief Stewart Walker has been suspended with pay after being accused of terrorizing and stalking a woman he used to live with, according to court documents. Video Video
2 Injured Then Arrested After Crash
Two people were taken to the hospital for their injuries and then arrested after an early Wednesday morning crash in Lexington. Video Video
UPDATE: Missing Robertson Co. Woman Found Unresponsive
A maintenance worker from Blue Lick State Park, who was volunteering with search teams, said he found Nancy Pugh unresponsive in a barn loft in a remote area of the park just after 5 Wednesday afternoon.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.