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Corinth man pleads guilty in wife's accidental shooting death

Corinth man pleads guilty in wife's accidental shooting death

He was charged in February
Corinth man pleads guilty in wife's accidental shooting death
Eric Rosenbrock, left, with his attorney David J. Taffany Monday in Saratoga County Court
Photographer: MARC SCHULTZ/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER

CORINTH -- The man charged earlier this year in connection with the accidental shooting death of his wife pleaded guilty in the case Monday.

Eric Rosenbrock, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of criminally negligent homicide in connection to the Nov. 16 death of his wife Ashley Rosenbrock.

He is to receive five years probation at his November sentencing.

In court Monday, Eric Rosenbrock told the court he was preparing for a hunting trip and was getting his pistol ready when it went off as his wife sat on the couch.

"I didn't know it was pointed at her," Rosenbrock said in court. He cried in court as he spoke.

Ashley Rosenbrock was hit in the torso and died, state police have said.

State police determined Eric Rosenbrock was cleaning his gun when it went off. The incident happened at their Raymond Street residence in Corinth.

The investigation resulted in Eric Rosenbrock being formally charged in February with one count of second-degree manslaughter, a felony.

Rosenbrock appeared with his attorney David Taffany. Rosenbrock and family members who had been in the gallery declined to comment afterward.

Saratoga County Court Judge James Murphy III presided.

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