BYE, BYE MIKE – YOU SCUM!Posted on July 30th, 2009 168 comments
168 responses to “BYE, BYE MIKE – YOU SCUM!”
SadCHS81Grad July 30th, 2009 at 15:13
Thank you Jesus! Thank you jury! Thank you D.A. Stedman! Rest in peace now our dear sweet Jan!
Charlie's Angel July 30th, 2009 at 15:15
Amen! Now that poor woman can rest in peace! He’s a disgrace to humanity and Angie is a skank.
Justice has been served !!!!!
Thank you Mr. Stedman !!!!
God Bless Jan and her family…..
Rest in peace Jan…..
Denver girly July 30th, 2009 at 15:19
Amen RIP Jan
carol July 30th, 2009 at 15:22
Mr. Stedman – you did a fantastic job! Finally, justice is done.
stevenspa July 30th, 2009 at 15:23
He is getting what he deserves.
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 15:24
i’m not so sure i agree…
NameWithheld July 30th, 2009 at 15:25
As a distant relative of Jan’s…THANK YOU DEAR LORD!!!!!
We all knew he was guilty, but there was a little piece of me that thought he might get off.
Thank you dear citizens of Lancaster County for your quick deliberations and verdict of guilty.
The family still has a long road ahead of them, but this will help bring some closure.
Becky – I want to thank you for your coverage of the trial. I have been following your site since last year and while at times it got a little nasty and opinionated, I commend you for presenting the facts of the portion of the trial you took personal time to attend.
humpty dumpty July 30th, 2009 at 15:26
Now that this chapter of this horrific incident if over, let’s remember one thing. Many people will need support for years to come as a result of this heinous crime and the selfishness of those involved. Let us not forget to continue praying for, and being an encouragement to those left trying to pick up the pieces, especially Randy and all the innocent children. Angie, if you are still reading this, turn your heart towards the God who created you and loves you. Cry out to Him seeking His forgiveness. He promises to do so for those who humbly seek it.
Stevens Woman July 30th, 2009 at 15:28
Thank God Justice was served!!!! Rest in peace Jan….
Not in town anymore July 30th, 2009 at 15:29
Thank you God. Now Jan can rest in peace.
I’m still not convinced the argument was made beyon a reasonable doubt, but in the end, I believe he got what he deserved.
I’d also like to say thanks to Becky for her coverage….well done!
Is it possible for the family to file a civil suit against Angie for her role in all of this?
bizzyb July 30th, 2009 at 15:35
I too thought there was a slight chance he might get off but justice has been served. My prayers go out to all the family and friends who were affected by this tragedy! Rest in peace Jan….
Denver girly July 30th, 2009 at 15:36
You know I will admit that myself and the girls in my office thought he would get off but HE DIDN’T!!
I do hope that the kids can move past this and have a better life in the long run.
lly1988 July 30th, 2009 at 15:37
THANK YOU LORD! RIP Jan. Pray for her family and friends. :>)
Marigold July 30th, 2009 at 15:37
According to WGAL, he showed no response when the verdict was read. Refused comment also. I still hoped he would be truthful as to what happened to give her family some kind of closure.
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 15:37
i agree tim. i believe he did it, but I don’t believe it beyond a reasonable doubt. I would not want to be on this jury, that’s for sure.
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 15:40
We now return you to our regularly scheduled blog where we whine about racism. Right after these messages.
Oh, please, anonymous. I whine about a lot more than racism. Can we talk about all the unsolved murders in Lancaster County? Ooops, I’ll save that for another day. Well done, DA Stedman and the entire prosecution team!
Denverite July 30th, 2009 at 15:43
Tim were you in the courtroom to hear all the facts? I am sure there is plenty that we did not hear about.
Angela has no heart and I refuse to believe that she was created my our loving GOD.
I hope she burns in HELL!!!
Women in Denver should keep their husbands close, especially those with money!!
Stedman did a great job and Sodomsky sealed his own fate. He really is an idiot and I am sure his law practice will suffer for it!!
Jan can now rest in peace!!
my faith in our legal system-locally-restored! Well done jurors, well done! RIP Jan Roseboro.
And well done Becky.
grand slam July 30th, 2009 at 15:48
Justice is served…..we need to remember many things from this day forward. Mike IS GUILTY……not his family or children or siblings etc. This had nothing to do with them, it had EVERYTHING to do with Mike. It will be uncomfortable for all of us to see anyone from the family on the street. I for one have no idea what I will say to them. What I will do is remind people, (when and if they have a snarky remark) about the family, that it had nothing to do with them. Mike was on trial……not his father, mother, sister, cousins etc….
the best thing we can do is respect their privacy, they are now grieving another loss and also trying as hard as they can to accept what their son/brother has done.
Pray for the family to recover from this, show some kindness and respect, they were not associated with the crime. They can now begin the process of acceptance, unfortunately that is easier said than done.
lilkiki July 30th, 2009 at 15:49
Is it really over? Or can there be an appeal? Could Mike hire another attorney, stating that the one he had did a crappy job?
CLA, very good question!
I have a feeling that we have not heard the last of this. Although, I hope I’m wrong.
May Jan’s family finally have some kind of peace.
Countrygal78 July 30th, 2009 at 15:50
I agree, I think he did it, but I don’t beyond a reasonable doubt…but what about the jury makeup…8 women, 4 men?! Do you think the defense is going to use this as part of there appeal? There are so many holes in both sides of the story here, I don’t know how it didn’t end up in a hung jury..and for the record, I still think that Angie Funk had some type of role in this. I hope the families are able to find some closure in today’s verdict and start the healing process.
URKidding July 30th, 2009 at 15:52
I look forward to hearing from the jurors that wish to share their thoughts. Man that was quick! Made for TV movie, who plays the major roles???
Melissa July 30th, 2009 at 15:53
Does anyone know if Angie was granted any sort of immunity for her “testimony”? I find it hard to believe she hand no hand in what happened that evening.
Cullen ran a very tight courtroom – he was boring and repetitive – but while I was in the courtroom there absolutely were no obvious grounds for appeal.
I don’t think 8 women and four men is any kind of grounds for an appeal. Does every jury have to be 6 and 6 – or just for men accused of killing their wife to be with their mistress?
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 15:54
Thank you Becky. I think Stedman did an absolutely splendid job and the right verdict is given.
To Jan – rest in peace.
To family and friends I hope you can move forward and leave this sordid case behind you.
Glad to see this piece of crap is going away for the rest of his pathetic life. Rest in Peace Jan. God Bless all of the children involved. Mrs Funk, you are a two bit skank tramp. Randy, you are freaking crazy if you stay with her. Move on brother…
Marigold July 30th, 2009 at 15:55
Will the 911 tapes ever be released publicly?
That was unbelievably quick. I am amazed! But if you hear the 911 tapes…there’s no question.
I think the 911 tapes should be made public. That’s a good question and I will try to find out.
Melissa July 30th, 2009 at 16:04
I admire men who can date/marry a woman with a child/children from a previous relationship. Mr. Funk, however needs to take his children and run. His future with that woman is doomed. Like I was always told: IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK AND WALKS LIKE A DUCK…… Angie will always be “on the look out” for the next best thing. Why put your children through that?
hopeful for the family July 30th, 2009 at 16:05
My prayers and thoughts will be with those beautiful children first and foremost. I also feel very badly for Jan’s family and also for Mike’s family. It is hard for all of us to believe what has happened. A lot of us grew up with both families and know them well. It is a true shame that everyone invovled has to suffer because of nothing but pure selfishness! I am hopeful that everything will work out for the children and that this community can be supportive to them, Jan’s family and Mike’s sister and parents.
Long Duck July 30th, 2009 at 16:06
Justice is served.
My sincere condolences go out to his entire family; the kids, his parents, Jan’s parents, and anyone else. They have lost another parent/child/relative today.
Becky: Thanks for giving us a forum to chat, speculate, and think.
This is Long Duck, over and out.
The verdict was a just one. I do hope that in time Sam can come to terms that his father murdered his Mother. Just not sure that will happen because he’s living with Michael’s parents and most definately his Mother is in denial. Not sure about his father. Sometimes this scenario splits children apart from one another. It was a very sad year for Jan’s family and a very good day for justice for Jan. Rest in Peace. Love to Suzie, Brian and the children.
Countrygal78 July 30th, 2009 at 16:12
Although I was not in the courtroom and obviously can not speak to the type of evidence presentated, I find it hard to believe that an attorney will not dredge up something to file an appeal on. Have you ever run across a 1st degree conviction where an appeal wasn’t filed? just curious…Also, my comment towards the make up of the jury was only on the basis of an appeal…this has happened in other court cases where they felt there was a racial bias (couldn’t they use the same argument based on gender bias?) By the way, I really do think you’ve done an excellent job on reporting on this case.
Wannabe July 30th, 2009 at 16:14
I don’t think he can appeal based on the make-up of the jury since said jury was agreed upon by his defense team. The jury was selected in a judiciously fair way with both sides having the right to excuse any potential jurors they felt would be biased against them.
I pray to God that Mike’s family can heal from this.
I just want to add to my previous blog, the happiness we get from this verdict is justified, but it’s a tragedy that now that it’s over, Jan is still gone.
I’ve never felt such relief; justice has been served! Although my heart goes out to the Roseboro family who will have a long recovery from a cruel act by their son, I am overjoyed that payment will be made for Jan’s precious life. As for Angie, she will have to live with the judgment of all those around her – not an enviable position. Keep the faith, Susie – we love you!
MsLin July 30th, 2009 at 16:17
Good work by the East Cocalico Police who also seemed to be on trial….at least according to the defense. They did NOT lie or change reports for the prosecution!!!
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 16:28
Wow he got what he deservered. Now it’s time to go after angie, her hands played a role in this too. She has the rest of her trampy life to hide this if she can.
Charlie's Angel July 30th, 2009 at 16:37
I’m sure he’ll make a beautiful bride in the pokey. Hopefully his “dress” will be short enough to show his beautiful legs.
Flower Power July 30th, 2009 at 16:38
I don’t know…this whole thing just makes me sad. I find no satisfaction in it. It’s a tragedy. No one can walk away from this feeling happy.
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exdenver July 30th, 2009 at 16:41
I think justice was served ( and hopefully at some time Mike will spill his guts on that night ), now time to move away from the trash talking and let the healing begin. As for Randy I would be surprised if the sun sets today before the divorce papers are served to Angie, and if not it, he must know what he wants, not the rest of us. I can not imagine that Mike thought this would work out for him over a divorce, even if that meant having to get a real job and work for real wages, but I guess that was beneath him. Hindsight is always 20-20 but Jan should have booted him out after the first affair.
Reamstown Girl July 30th, 2009 at 16:42
Sodomsky should be slammed for the sexist comments he made about men. How ridiculous! What kind of man is he, really? A disgusting one, to be sure!
PoodleGirl July 30th, 2009 at 16:43
Condolances to the comunity of Denver. The Roseboro’s were your friends, the parents of your childrens friends and the family that helped to bury your loved ones.
But why did the police change their testimony on the stand from their reports written at the time of this crime? Their incompetance is atrocious. Jan is gone- murdered. I don’t for certain know by who- there was no evidence a crime committed by anybody at the scene-except horribly- Jan’s body. Michael has been convicted- either justice was served or he is one unlucky man.
I wish the East Cocalico Township Police department would have contained the scene before it rained that evening.
Maybe then I could be certain.
Rest In Peace Jan- I trust your neighbors will help to take care of your babies.
Only me July 30th, 2009 at 16:53
Peace be to Jan and her family…God bless those children, and may Mike ROT IN HELL!
Nae Nae July 30th, 2009 at 16:57
Becky, I must admit you did a terrific job on covering this case. Thank God this monster is gone for life.. Justice was served for Jan. I pray for these families and their future. May God be with them always and heal their broken hearts. I just had a good boo hoo over this and hopefully now the community can move on too. Thanks for the great job !! Hopefully your reporting days are not over !!! We will look forward to more stories.
r.craig July 30th, 2009 at 17:03
Too bad they couldn’t get him the lethal injection. Now we’ll have to feed him for 40 years……this whole ordeal was a no brainer.Now let’s go after Angela Funk…..If she continues to live a normal life …that’s just wrong ..she should be run out of town!!!!
i must have missed something…..what testimony was changed by the east cocalico cops?
oh…and becky……thanks for the time you took to cover the trial!!
Shall Remain Nameless July 30th, 2009 at 17:17
…Thy will shall be done….
tt, most likely something that was totally irrelavant to the case. Maybe something like the color of the pool deck furniture. Defense attorney’s like to do that when there’s nothing else that will help prove their client’s innocence. They try and make it look like the cops could have changed something important that no one knows about.
EphrataMom July 30th, 2009 at 17:20
Poodlegirl…no offense, but you don’t need to be certain. Evidently the jury was certain, at least beyond a reasonable doubt, and that’s what really matters. Perhaps Michael should have asked for trial by judge, rather than by a jury of his peers, however, I doubt the verdict would have been different.
I think that it was obvious from day 1 that Mike did this. The “robbers did it” defense never really seemed to stick. DNA doesn’t lie, and it was Mike’s DNA under Jan’s fingernails. Not some mysterious “robbers”.
sara—thanks…….i hope that doesn’t happen….but who knows!!
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 17:29
Seriously PoodleGirl? The jury found him GUILTY,beyond a reasonable doubt, now just accept it. East Cocalico Police did their job, and did it right,as did everybody else involved.
denverguy July 30th, 2009 at 17:38
Jan will not rest in peace just because a jury found someone guilty. Without a confession from someone there is no peace for any of the family members or friends.
I disagree, DenverGuy. The family and friends know what happened. They don’t need a confession. They know Mike did it. And now he’s in jail for life. A huge burden has been lifted. As in so many of these cases, many of Jan’s family and friends couldn’t believe Mike did it at first. They changed their minds as they watched Mike, found out about Angie and learned the nature of her death. This was very hard for many of them and you could feel it when they were on the stand. They are in a much better place today than they were a year ago or yesterday.
denverguy July 30th, 2009 at 17:56
Agree to disagree. Without a confession there is always a part of the mind that remains unsatisfied. Many people may be 99.999999% sure of guilt…but without confession there will always remain that fraction of a percent of the mind that says “what it?” and that robs one of the feeling of being at peace with it all.
whispers July 30th, 2009 at 17:58
My office workers and I could not believe the steadfastness of the verdict. It was refreshing that the legal system worked efficiently and fastidiously. It’s interesting working in downtown Lancaster at this point and time, but we will be a little relieved from the Prince Street garage congestion due to the court proceedings. Also, since Jan used to be a Branch Manager, even though we did not know her, we felt a bit of sting to the Fulton Bank family. I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that is how I personally felt as did some others. Don’t hurt one of OUR OWN. Jan, may you journey on and continue watching over your beloved family members, and so sorry this happened to you darling. Also, if Angela Funk is in any way involved in this, believe me, the light always reveals what’s been kept in the dark.
I feel Angie should be put on TRIAL
My My July 30th, 2009 at 18:03
So now thinking ahead the family lives changed yet once again. How will the kids financial needs be met? Will the baby be taken care of by money from Mike- if we think of life insurance I do not think that in the case of murder by her spouse he would receive any but will the kids. Susie has a huge job ahead of herself to get the kids the help they need and raise them- you did a fine job the first time around- best wishes to you! May all of the families find closure and be able to continue on with lives that are changed forever.
thinking out loud July 30th, 2009 at 18:10
I am relieved at the verdict. All the evidence pointed to his guilt. But whether he did do this or not, nobody won here. Everyone lost in one way or another.
My heart goes out to the children in this whole thing. Both Jan’s kids and Angie’s kids. And that poor little baby that was brought into this world as a result of those two people’s selfishness. I dont know how Angie can show her face in town after this. Maybe she will think twice about having an affair next time…… maybe. But I pray that her stupidity wont be taken out on her kids. I hope the whole town remembers that the kids are innocent in this situation.
I hope all of the kids involved are ok when they go back to school. Jan’s and Angie’s kids all will be going to the same school together. Such an awful situation. And they are now forever tied together because of their little baby brother. I hope he is raised well and does not grow up scarred from this tragedy.
My heart goes out to Jan’s family and the kids. I pray for comfort and healing for each one of them. I imagine that today is the second most horrific day in their lives.
Thank you, Becky for all of your work on this case. You are truly an unselfish, talented person and I too wish you could make a careeer out of this. You would have a lot of fans!
Do I believe he killed Jan … yes. Do I believe he is guilty … NO. Based upon the evidence presented and the requirements for a 1st degree murder conviction (premediated and specific intent to kill) the prosecution offered absolutely no hard evidence. The jurors blew this one and let their emotions rule instead of looking at the hard evidence. A sad day for the justice system in Lancaster. Hopefully none of you praising the verdict will ever have to face a jury in Lancaster.
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 18:15
I want to thank you Becky for the great coverage on this case. I also want to say I will pray for those children and they are with a great sister (of Jan) to give them a life where they will know what a great mother they had. Jan you were loved by many, may you rest in peace. Mike got what he deserves and I do feel for his family, it was him who done the crime not the other family members. Angie if I were you I would move farrr away for your children’s sake, no-one will forget and Randy if you have a back bone you would leave the B—-ch.
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 18:15
Angie should be put on trial,all the lies or “I don’t knows”and the double delete at her work pc are just begging for the DA to ck her out too.She is as much involved as mike himself,if not for her,Jan would be alive today!.
OUCH!!!!! That prison sex is gonna hurt!!!
Best regards to you Mikey!!!!!!!
welshwoman July 30th, 2009 at 18:20
The last decent thing Mike can do is to tell the truth to someone so that his family, especially his children, can put this horrendous thing to rest. I spoke to Sue in the fall and was so impressed by her willingness to give Mike a chance. She was more than fair. He owes his children the truth, and he owes Jan the truth. Now that he has no other options, I hope this classic Narcissist gives some thought to his soul.
Huh?! July 30th, 2009 at 18:23
AkronGuy, if you believe he killed Jan than you DO think he is guilty.
The premediation and specific intent to kill, I believe as explained by the DA, was it likely came on very quickly! But ultimately, during the obvious struggle between Roseboro and his wife, he made the decision to kill her and then did so.
I know we think of premediatation as “thinking about it for a couple of days” or something, but it can happen in a matter of moments… I’m fighting someone and, ultimately I decide to kill them, right then and there. Jan was beaten, strangled and drowned! Roseboro likely bashed her head against the side of the pool AND held her head under the water until she died. That is premeditated murder.
I’m totally not getting those who are saying “I think he killed Jan”, but the evidence wasn’t there to convict. What then, leads you to the conclusion that he killed his wife?
Watching From Texas July 30th, 2009 at 18:28
Once it sinks in that he is done, there is no doubt in my mind that he will implicate Angie. He won’t directly confess but he will throw her under the bus ~ misery loves company.
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 18:30
I’m wondering if the town tramp is sitting on her pourch or walking baby mr past the funeral home
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 18:31
I do agree this was premeditated but at least he is gone for life which will be worse than the death penalty. He will get what is coming to him, unlike Jan who did not deserve what came to her. I think we all need to focus on supporting her children, they will live with this forever. Mike did not only ruin Jan’s life but his children’s life which in my opinion is the ultimate betrayal. To think that he would allow his son to believe him and testify for him is unbelieveable, how could he put his own son through that moment.
The death of Jan was more an act of passion not premediated murder…
Roseboro arrives at State Prison….
Roseboro is assigned a cell…..
Roseboro get “dry railed”….
No one in Lancaster County can hear his screams as he becomes a girlfriend……to many other men.
If he could have, he would have already, TX. There’s no way he would have sat in jail for a year and not have ratted her out if she were involved. His lawyers, no doubt, all along were telling him it doesn’t look good.
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 18:38
Oh Akron guy…..you need to read, re-read, and read the trial transcripts. You are full of contradictions in your own statement. A person CAN be convicted of 1st degree murder based on CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE….(which stedman was not lacking) How much evidence, circumstantial or otherwise do you think is necessary to convict someone. You sound like someone who would also feel that he should have been set free because he is a father and owned his own business as well…….EXCUSE after EXCUSE to justify ones actions. You would make a great attorney..NOTTT YOu also sound a bit bitter.
Not In Town, It was most likely his son’s choice to testify on his father’s behalf.
Barbara July 30th, 2009 at 18:40
Thank you Becky for all your hard work covering this trial.
Justice has been served and hopefully all families involved in this tragedy can move on and begin to heal.
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 18:40
more an act of passion not premediated murder
ARE YOU NUTS…..WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE EVALUATED BY A PROFESSIONAL?
Watching From Texas July 30th, 2009 at 18:41
good point Sara. But he doesn’t have to worry about listening to his lawyers anymore and their advice didn’t help him one bit. No matter what, he is where he needs to be from now on.
Hello there Mikey. We’s been waiting for ya here at the prison. Yeah, some of da boys up in B block are licking thier chops to meets you. You is gonna likes it here. lots of good ole boys here. Grab a tube of lube and come on in. It only hurts the first 10 times or so. Be quiet, bite that pillow if ya have to boy!!! Don’t worry, the bleeding will stop soon. Mostly it does. UH OH!!! here comes TITO.
Okay, folks. I’m uncomfortable with prison rape jokes. I don’t think it’s appropriate or right. Yes, Mike is a murderer and I’m glad he’s in jail – but I don’t believe torture or rape should be allowed in jail. So can we please keep these comments down. Thank you.
okay, I see what akronguy is saying. He doesn’t agree with the guilty of murder 1 verdict.
The prosecution was going for 1st degree or nothing. If Roseboro had leveled with his lawyers they could have put on a defense, that yes he killed Jan, but was overcharged, so therefore not guilty of 1st degree.
mommyof2 July 30th, 2009 at 18:59
Thanks Becky for the coverage. Now I need to find something else to be intrested in. Keep up the good work with something new!!
jackie July 30th, 2009 at 19:09
What do you think of Mike’s Lawyer – when asked if he believed his client was not guilty he could not answer – he even thinks he is guilty!! Did anyone see that yesterday on WGAL?
I think Mike will appeal with a new attorney.
carol July 30th, 2009 at 19:18
Jackie, I did not see Mike’s lawyer on WGAL yesterday, but I got the distinct sense that he felt Roseboro was guilty. He spent very little time on the defense, and he never brought up some of the topics he had been threatening to for months. He pretty much handed this one to the DA.
Just Me July 30th, 2009 at 19:18
AkronGuy July 30th, 2009 at 18:32
response to the comment:
Crime of Passion??? NO WAY!! A crime of passion is when a spouse catches the other spouse with a lover. Mikey was the one cheating not Jan. So how can you say this is a crime of passion??? This murder was all about money and he wanted it all.
Just Me July 30th, 2009 at 19:25
And so did Angie
grand slam July 30th, 2009 at 19:25
great point JUST ME…..glad I’m not the only one thing akron guy is a bit off….
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 19:28
Sara I know it was his son’s choice but can you imagine what he is going through now. there is no doubt that he was influenced by the people that he trusted and wanted to believe. I feel for him more than you know and I fear what he will do and hope he will be able to recover from this nightmare that he must feel that he is in and can’t get out.
cableinstaller July 30th, 2009 at 19:31
Mike,not to worry,,,they get basketball and Black Entertainment Channel at the state pens.
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 19:43
Good one cableinstaller I thought of that when it was first printed on the news, he will pay for that comment. I wish I was not getting a kick out of what he will go through but he deserves what is coming to him. Jan was a great person and I hope she is gleaming knowing that he will pay for what he has done to her and their children. I just hope that her children will be able to live a half decent and happy life which will be hard but thank God Sue is the care taker of those children. By the way Sue if you read this I know you as a teacher and a friend who was dating a mutual friend and ask how you were doing. I pray for you and those children every day and as a mutual friend how you were doing and I know you will make a difference in their lives. I hope I run into you soon to tell you myself. Jan your sister is their for your kids and she was always there for you.
Wife from Berks County July 30th, 2009 at 19:46
I have been following the trial via the Reading Eagle; coverage was as usual with the Eagle. Then I found your site! Thank you for your insight and the great coverage. I honestly believe Angela has the jewelry! He is most definitely GUILTY AS IS SHE! Condolences to Jan’s family and especially her children.
ndlover4 July 30th, 2009 at 19:48
I never had a doubt that Mike was guilty. I only had doubts that he would be convicted.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the innocent children that have now been orphaned – they have no mother or father now. I also feel sorry for Mike and Angie’s baby because it will later realize that his father was a convicted killer.
I also think about the other Funk children. They will also realize in the future that their mother is a home wrecker.
Unlike others that commented about Mike’s parents, my opinion is that if they hadn’ threatened him about taking away his share of the family business for having an affair, it wouldn’t have come to this in the first place. I realize they were just verbal threats but I think that was reason enough for Mike to look for another way out of the marriage and go after his obsession with Funk.
And I feel very sorry for Randy Funk. Grow a pair and get rid of Angie!
SouthernCSI July 30th, 2009 at 19:54
I have been hoping all along that once the verdict of guilty was read, Randy would toss Angie out on her uhh.. sidewalk. It would be the ultimate reciprication for the complete and total fool she made of him. She’s sitting there comfortably and smuggly, promising to be a better girl from now on. She did not really renounce Mike till it looked that he would be convicted. She was most certainly a contributer to this crime, there should be some sort of punishment for the part she played.
God bless the children and their caretakers. This will not be easy on any of them, ever.
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 20:10
To ndlover4, these children are not orphans they are with their mother’s sister who is a great person that knows their mother better than anyone. They are with the best person they could be with considering where they could be, at least they will grow up knowing what a great person their mother was. I know that dealing with the fact that their father is the one that took their mother away is going to be the worst thing they can deal with but they are with the best person that can help them through this situation. You are correct about Randy getting some balls and getting rid of that beeaach his children (biological) and himself deserve better.
Wife from berks county….Your Right the Reading Eagle hardly had any info about this trial….. Thanks again Becky for keeping your site open to comments:)…and I think ya may need a nip of that good ole plum tonight.. Great Job Of Reporting!!!
I am curious to hear what the jury has to say, if they agreed to make a statement or hold a press conference.
whispers July 30th, 2009 at 20:24
Great job on the site Becky…You’ve got quite a bit of traffic coming through here! Excellent work. Maybe Lancaster Newspapers would be interested in you holding a forum and it being printed every day–by You. That would be kind of neat actually…give the paper some pizazz and it will get the community more involved. They have editorials & commentaries every day; why not keep up with the times and be innovative and stsrt a daily blog or forum. Food for thought. Thanks again for all your hard work and thought provoking daily forum titles.
LOL, whispers! You haven’t read my site much prior to this, have you? The Lancaster Newspapers are totally unethical. Their involvement/50 partnership in the hotel/convention center breaks every ethics code of journalism in this country. Seriously. I can point you directly to those codes if you want me to.
The unsolved murders, the racism, the injustices in Lancaster County – they are all directly attributable to the Lancaster Newspapers. The next time you see an LNP reporter, ask them how many minorities are on their editorial staffs. I think you will find the answer surprising. TRY – NONE.
Ummm….hope that answers your question…kinda…
whispers July 30th, 2009 at 20:35
It does…I didn’t realize. Oh boy. No offense whatsoever. Hmmm, we’ve got to find you a financial backer then! *S*
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 20:37
Maybe the Roseboro’s know someone behind the scenes, money pays for alot.
abbylynn July 30th, 2009 at 20:40
Great!!job Becky,it’s been a pleasure having you at my house and learning from you has been great!Thanks for everything you do.Your welcome back anytime,lady!keep up your wisdom that the other reporters don’t have or print
They must, Not in Town Anymore – the only reason I got interested in this case is because the Lancaster Newspaper would not cover it. Yep, somebody at the Lancaster Newspaper high up protected the Roseboros – and kept this almost totally out of the press. Once they learned 48 Hours was on the story, and a bunch of other media were covering the trial, they picked up their game. But not very well!
I was not impressed by either attorney! I think the element of doubt still exists with many people. The jury is to be commended for being able to make a mutually compatable decision within the group in a timely manner. I fully expected this would not be the case and predicted Roseboro would walk away a free man. One of the terms that never surfaced was if Roseboro was cognizant of the the unique PA law of “equitable resolution”? Did he seek legal advice prior to the murder that would have made him aware that he could potentially lose ALL his assets in a divorce? I’m not aware if this issue ever surfaced in the trial and/or investigation. If it did, it was never reported. Most folks are not aware of this interpretation of the law in PA and just assume assets are split down the middle, between the ex spouses. Talk about a motive to end a marital relationship, huh?
yupmy2cents July 30th, 2009 at 20:47
Becky, thanks again for your coverage. I am so happy that justice was on Jan’s side and now her family can find a way to try to put this all behind them and move on. I feel so bad for the kids as well for Angela’s baby.
I am curious now that this has ended, on how Angela’s husband’s feelings of having to raise this child that is not his. Also, since she will not get any child support being that he is in jail, could this child be entitled to some kind of money being that his dad is/was a co owner of a business. Could Angela take the business to court for money?
Does anyone know if Mike’s mother and father are in the child’s life?
So many questions………
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 20:48
Becky thank god for your coverage, I grew up in the area and my family did also and knows that they had connections but not how they did or who they had connections with but it was very obvious they had connections as the trial went on. We cannot say for sure but anyone that grew up in the area could read between the lines. I am not saying the rest of the family should be procescuted for Mike’s actions but there was some means of stopping them from reporting the truth or should I say what was said word by word in the court room. Becky I wish I could talk to you online personally but this is a small town even though I don’t live there anymore.
thinking out loud July 30th, 2009 at 20:51
I am curious to see what Angie said to 48 hours. She probably victimized herself in the whole situation.
Were there cameras inside the courtroom at all that they would have been able to get actual footage for when they air it in the fall?
I also wonder if anyone else went/is going to NY to speak to the people who are doing the 48 hours special.
And I dont for a second believe that she wont get anything out of this- I cant see someone as selfish as her going to NY for no reason. She is going to be doing interviews, probably go on Oprah and write a book. She will get something out of it since she walked away scott free. Makes me sick!
By the way, did Angie lose her job from all this mess? I mean, since all her emails and phone calls were publicly exposed her employer probably knows she never did any work all day long for those 2 months- I would be surprised if she still has her job. Actually I would be SHOCKED!!
By the way, Becky, why dont you write a book about this trial? I think you’d do a good job.
Let me just say that this website will stay on top of Angie news, believe me.
Mojo, there is NO LAW ANYWHERE in which Roseboro would have lost ALL his assets.
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 20:59
Thinking out loud: I would back you up completely helping Becky make a book or go on Oprah with this story, think about it this is a VERY small town with a BIG MURDER who would imagine something like this happening in Reinholds. Give the proceeds to Jan’s children and Sue for the future, Mike cannot support their future. I feel bad that I am dwelling on this since my first hope was Jan getting Justice and Mike paying for what he did to Jan and thier children but I find myself wanting more for her children.
Nae Nae July 30th, 2009 at 21:36
I agree with you not in town. Becky, I know you by now and I am very happy that you don’t let A off the hook so easily. Where or how do I contact Mr Stedman ??? I will sign up for that. Just post a link and I will gladly write him a letter. Obviously she has no intentions of moving her children away from all of this, She too is very selfish and I don’t think its right that these kids have to live all their parents shame. The most respectful thing to do for the sake of the Roseboro’s, Jan’s family, is for them to leave town. But they incredously think that it will die down. No way, not ever. I really think the best thing for everyone involved is they could move away so perhaps in the future that the children can heal as well. But she is too selfish. She really thinks this will die down and it may but the injustice of it all would follow for lifetimes. I also hope IF she was involved in any way , shape or form, that she is held accountable. If not, that’s okay but much still doesn’t add up. I think meeting your lover behind a funeral home while your wife is awaiting autopsies is beyond any compassion , values or lack of sensitivity. And these people are christian ?? Scary isn’t it ??? While we must forgive the sinner, the roseboro children have lost it ALL. EVERYTHING. And she has it all, even the audacity to hold her head high when she should be hiding her face in shame. I for one would have been more forgiving if they admitted their guilt and Told people they are sorry while in the courtroom. Nobody was expecting blood but a heartfelt apology to both sides would have been great. And If she would profit from this , I will be really asking God to forgive me to not hate her. It would be blood money and hopefully this will not happen. I do know the Van Zants hate her to a certain extent and The Roseboro’s resent her for being such a tramp. They want nothing to do with her, I have been told. I say is she’s guilty of any wrong doing, then she’s guilty and if she’s not, then she’s not. Just meeting him, calling him, texting him after Jan’s death says alot about the character of this woman.Where were her kids while she was making out with her lover The day after Jan lay on a cold table waiting for an autopsy. That is the most hard hearted and evil thing I have ever heard.
Apples July 30th, 2009 at 21:53
Here is a link to a story I read about defense attorney Allen Sodomsky’s father who was arrested for possessing child pornography:
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 21:54
Nae Nae: It is comforting to hear that both families do not want anything to do with Angie. I am just afraid she will go after the families to profit for herself. But in the long run the best thing is that Jan got justice and can hopefully rest in peace. She was a great person.
OMG. Apples, do you have any proof that Sodomsky is related to Allan Sodomsky, Roseboro’s defense attorney, before I take the link down?
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 22:04
Becky I hope you don’t take the link down now. There will be some many othe people that might speak up now that there is a verdict. Thank you again for all the coverage on this case. GOD BLESS JAN AND HER CHILDREN.
Apples July 30th, 2009 at 22:05
Proof? Its common knowledge at the courthouse in Reading, and has been since the case started.
Then why has it never been referenced before? I am not trying to give you a hard time. But if this person is not related to the defense attorney, this has no place on my site regarding Michael Roseboro. I simply need to know. This could be an absolutely false association/accusation. I am just tring to find out the truth.
Apples has it right.
Okay. Is there anyone out there who can state/prove with some backup that this is Allan Sodomsky’s father?
whispers July 30th, 2009 at 22:18
Someone has five minutes to send me some kind of proof that the Sodomsky named in this article is related/the father of defense attorney Allan Sodomsky – or it is coming down until I get to investigate it further tomorrow. Thank you.
whispers July 30th, 2009 at 22:28
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 22:29
Did anyone go to CBS21 and see the video, Sue gives a statement, who is the other person?
Okay, whispers, again – how do we know this is Sodomsky’s dad or even related.
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 22:39
Becky if you would be able to confirm who the other two people are that were on the video, that would be great.
whispers July 30th, 2009 at 22:40
I have no idea. But the Case # is listed on that link, so I’m sure one could find out some info.
Nameless July 30th, 2009 at 22:44
Yes Angies e-mails may have been what they are but she did not lie on the stand.(fact) The police messed that up and the Da made the corrections on that. She really is not a horrible person yes quilty of an affair but then Mike had numerous ones that Jan knew about. I know I am very sad for the Roseboro kids.
She is very guilty believing in all his lies.
Oh by the way I double delete my emails don’t mean i am trying ti hide anything.
don’t you thing that if she lied in court they would have charged her with perjury. The truly sad thing is that all you judge her and don’t even know her. There is no money involved that is also fact.
Pursuant to a conversation I shared with personal counsel, the ruling of equitable resolution exists in PA. The way it was explained to me was that if one spouse is the significant/exclusive wage earner and the other spouse has limited education, work skills,earning potential, and/or work experience the judge, when decreeing final fiscal resolution, has the right to give the other spouse virtually all assets. This is usually the case when the ruling judge views that the primary wage earner can recoupe their losses and get back to where they were because of earning potential. I guess it is possible I misunderstood my attorney’s comments, however I doubt it. LOL Sara, are you an attorney?
Uncle Leo July 30th, 2009 at 22:50
your wife has been murdered. You are found guilty and are sentenced to spend the rest of your life in jail for her murder and when the time comes, you have nothing to say? If he were innocent, he would’ve flipped out. Who wouldn’t have??? A guilty man
Not in Town Anymore July 30th, 2009 at 22:53
Nameless: So you can condem Angie’s actions as just being a victim of Mike, give me a break, she is not that stupid and she has the guts to walk around Denver and act like she is a good mother. I think you need to look at the facts and think what she is really about, she is not a victim but a person that thinks of no-one but herself and what would make her happy. She would not have been in an affair with a married man from the beginning is she was a good person. BOTTOM LINE.
SouthernCSI July 30th, 2009 at 23:12
From what I have read on this site (that I have become totally fascinated with) Angie decided before Mike ever met her that he would be her next husband. I think SHE was the instigating party, not Mike. I think she made SURE she was at the convenience store when he got there every morning. I think SHE made sure she was walking up and down the sidewalk in front of his business when he would be going in and out. SHE planned on having an affair with him before he even knew her. SHE started all this. He was a pawn in her little game to be the big fish in a small pond, and he fell for it hook, line and sinker. He deserves what he got. She deserves something too. Don’t know what, but she is not innocent in this case.
Reinholds Lady July 30th, 2009 at 23:13
Oh poor poor Angie …. Whats she gonna do now? Find another family to break up? I hope Jans family can go after her for what she had done to the family also.. Rest in peace Jan that witch will get what she deserves. Remember judgement day ANGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hows she gonna explain it to little Matty as to why his daddy is in jail? Maybe she will say “It’s because mommy couldn’t keep her pants up, that she had an itch and couldn’t be scratched by her husband it had to be somebody else’s husband”
Anonymous July 30th, 2009 at 23:25
I pray for both sets of parents. I think it was FIRST CLASS that Jan’s parents said they have Mike’s parents in their prayers!!!I do not know Jan’s parents, just Mike’s who are outstanding people. What a sad sad mess!!!
lilkiki July 31st, 2009 at 00:13
Nameless, are you Angie?
I don’t believe anyone on this site is going to feel bad for Angie! As someone said before, IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCK AND TALKS LIKE A DUCK….
Come on, she mastered a plan and followed through with it! It just didn’t end the way she wanted it to!
I feel for that poor, innocent baby, who never asked to be brought into her master plan! Along with the other children!
Angie is such an arrogant, pompous, narcissistic blemish on society!
Run, Randy, RUN! And take your poor innocent children with you!
I hope that someone can bring a lawsuit against her! She shouldn’t get away scott free. She played a part in this vile crime. And if she would have simply kept her hands off another woman’s man, (AND kept her legs closed!) Jan would be here today.
May God have mercy on your pathetic soul, Angie!
And may He watch over those poor innocent children, whose lives you have damaged!
Mojo, Listen to your attorney. If you have paid money to retain them, listen to them!
peace July 31st, 2009 at 00:26
Great coverage Becky.
Prayers for all families involved in this tragedy.
Becky- you spoke about unsolved murders. What are your thoughts on Christy Mirack?
Welsh Mt. girl July 31st, 2009 at 00:41
Thank Goodness its over. Congradulations to Larry Martin the police chief for a job well done. So many children who’s lives have changed forever. I know the Roseboro kids will have a community that supports them and will always have be there for them. Its going to take that community, that church, that school, and of course, the families involved to help those kids along the way.
To Sam Roseboro: You’ve been given a tough way to start life. You can run from it, but if you do, you’ll never stop running. You need to be an adult now, not only for your siblings, but for your grandparents. No more excuses. You know what your Mom was trying to teach you. Stand up straight, square your shoulders and take your responsibilies. Set an example for your siblings. Get an education and become a better man.
Randy Funk, you too need to have broad shoulders. If you can find it in your heart to raise another man’s child it sure says alot about your character. Someday your kids are going to ask some awful questions. Be honest and tell them we all have choices to make. But most importantly, when they make a decision on a course of action, make sure they are ready for the responabilties of that decision.
Becky, I sure hope you find that writing job and we hear lots more from you. Thank you for all you did.
BckTgthr July 31st, 2009 at 01:38
Wow, reading these comments… I wonder if we’re just reacting out of emotion, or are we just spouting off because it’s “over”. Nobody has won in this situation and there is so much damage – so where to start? First of all, God did create us all (Denverite – please re-read your Bible, it’s there) and we all have free choice. One sin isn’t any greater than another to God, and at least in my Bible that’s why God sent Jesus to die for our sins – because we couldn’t do anything to right the sins ourselves. Not one person on this earth is perfect, but when it comes to committing sin, those who are humble and ask for forgiveness will get it. Look at President Clinton, “I did not have sex with that woman!” Some people were outraged, others said “well, he’s just a man” but the point was he denied it, and it was true. IF he had said, “yea, I did this and I’m sorry” the whole issue would have gone drastically different. And to say that Angie deserves to “burn in hell”, well that is between her and God. Believe me, God can give out more justice than anyone – He alone has the power! He also has the power to forgive and give us all the strength to forgive her – if she decides to ask for it. Yes, this is going to be tremendously hard for all the children, including Matthew but depending on how the public and families react and what is told to them, they can heal and move forward. To say that Randy doesn’t have the guts to do what you think he should is mind boggeling. Unless you have personally went through this, you would not understand. You also are not in their home, listening to what’s being said. There is always more than meets the eye and I think you all need to get a grip on what you say. Lightening hasn’t struck Angie yet, the earth hasn’t opened up and sucked her down – so leave the dust settle so they can think straight. So far justice has been served, snipers over the internet will not help anything! These families need support and prayer – this has been devestating from all sides and the ripple effect will continue to move out without even being noticed. Future behavior is based on past behavior UNLESS there is true repentence and true behavior changes. The test of time will be evidence if Angie wants a true recovery of her marriage with Randy. Those of you closest to her will know if she’s for real or not. Love and prayers go out to the Roseboro’s, Jan’s family and the Funk’s and will continue for quite some time!
BckTgthr July 31st, 2009 at 02:12
One last thing I forgot to mention for those of you who wonder – how someone who supposedly believes in God could do something like this? I firmly believe it was just seeing something they wanted and following their thought – it became something they “deserved”. It is very selfish but coming back to the free choice thing I mentioned – this choice was totally Angie and Mike’s – NOT what God would have them do. You can know a persons committment to God when, in the hardest of times, they do not stray from what God would want them to do. Through times like these, we can reflect in ourselves, strengthen our relationship with God but we cannot make others do what they need to do – they have to do it themselves. Hope that clarifies the last post or did I just muddy the waters?
lt dan July 31st, 2009 at 04:18
Not impressed with defence attorney’s closing statement. Was there ever an appeal for change of venue? Seems like everyone knew way too much information on this case. Just my opinion.
Nameless July 31st, 2009 at 04:47
You people are totally ridiculous. It was him who persued her. Just leave her alone. Oh and as I was reading how does anyone plan on running her out of town.
Jan’s parents are both deceased, her Mother Evelyn Binkley passing away just last May I believe. Her Mother and Dad were wonderful, loving people. Jan grew up in the home where she lived with Mike and her children. At that time it was just the brick portion of the now-existing home. She grew up there with her father Sam Binkley , her Mother Evie, sister Susan and brother Brian. She was the youngest child in the family. I believe it was Suzie that said that. Yes the Binkleys are/were first class people.
welshwoman July 31st, 2009 at 06:54
I think it would be a fitting legacy to Jan if some type of foundation is established in her honor. Clearly, abuse exists in all walks of life, not only in low income homes. Jan was a mother first, and I understand only too well what a loving mother will endure in the hopes that she is keeping her children’s lives intact and happy. Mike is a narcissist, and even when confronted with the truth and the horror of what he had done, he did not have the decency to own his actions. He is destroying his parents; they have no peace. He allowed his son to be put on the stand, having to relive that horrible night. Now he leaves him to wonder if his father was wrongfully convicted…how much of this young man’s life will be spent in great conflict because of his father’s ego and inability to be a real man? Those of us who have been with Jan’s family in spirit every step of the way and who have followed this case with great concern should take action to honor Jan. She was a great humanitarian and a great lady who lost her life because she loved a selfish, dishonorable man too much. Instead of dwelling on the tragedy of that night, or wasting one more breath discussing Mike or A, it would be much more of a “Jan thing” to do something positive in her honor, to pick up her mantle. I’m in! How about you?
tbird July 31st, 2009 at 07:10
Justice has been served!!! Thanks to a jury with no loonies as was the case with the OJ trial. The evidence was circumstantial but it all pointed to Mike WITHOUT a doubt. There was really no other verdict which should have been considered. My hats off to a jury who was not swayed with rhetoric but looked at the facts. Hopefully Angie realizes she was very instrumental in this tragedy and some day she will answer for her actions. For right now I assume she is waiting somewhere under a rock for her next prey. Mike got caught in her web and will pay the price. Hopefully Randy will see the light and cut his ties with her. He deserves much, much better.
As for the Roseboro family my sympathies and prayers are with them to right the ship in due time. Unfortunately they must suffer and bear the cross by the actions and deeds of one individual.
As for Becky, you did a superb job and served Jan and all mankind well. Your time, efforts, and professionalism should be commended and recognized.
Thanks again jury!!! I must admit after the OJ case I had my doubts that Mike would be exiled from society as he indeed should be. Thank goodness you all let COMMON SENSE prevail for justice to be served.
A job well done by all!!!
Lebanon Reader July 31st, 2009 at 07:25
Nameless, from all of Angie’s testimony, it certainly sounds like she persued him. Didn’t she testify that he was going to be her husband? (even though they both were already married to someone else) I think this is all so tragic and the one’s who are really paying the price are the families on both sides. They have to live with the fallout of someone else’s actions. Two people who only thought of themselves and their feeling and not their families. And poor Jan paid the price with her life. How sad. It just shows how selfish and greedy some people really are.
Those kids have to live with people looking at them differently and knowing that people heard not only what their father murdered their Mother but also all of those raunchy e-mails to Angie. That will affect them for the rest of their lives.
My My July 31st, 2009 at 07:40
Susie’s daughter Alison is the one who said her prayers are with the Roseboro family-
MsLin July 31st, 2009 at 08:11
There was a request for change of venue to get the trial out of Lancaster County due to extensive pre-trial media coverage. However, all the press conferences were called by the defense, not the prosecution. The judge told the defense he cannot create a situation and then cry “Foul”!
Jack Jones July 31st, 2009 at 08:26
I heard last evening from a source that after Mike’s son testified for the defense this week, that Mike broke down with his attorney’s and “called off the dogs”. He told them NO MORE of my family on the stand. Plea it out. The prosecution refused to plea it out. And Thus the lack of any defense being presented. I also heard that there will not be an appeal for the same reasons of not wanting to drag his family through the mud any more.
It is a fairly reliable source, but I have no clue if it is true or not.
BECKY, can you check into this and confirm or dismiss if you have any court connections.
I can only hope that Mike grew a set of nuts and it is true. That would be the first step in healing for both families. At least if they confirm he did it, they can begin to try to heal. Even though convicted, unless he admits it, they will never truly know in their hearts.
May Jan rest in peace, and both families begin to try to heal from all of this pain.
Jason July 31st, 2009 at 08:28
I can only hope that now that the trial is over and Mike is behind bars, that Randy throws AF to the curb where she belongs. Pack it up baby, and get out!
Melissa July 31st, 2009 at 08:34
In today’s “reality TV” society, has anyone stopped to think that Angie is looking to be a character in a Lifetime movie? We see horrific news stories all the time, one’s that SHOULD be pure fiction. Is this crime and her part in it some sort of money making scheme to her? Is she giving a paid interview to 48HRS.? Shrewd girl. Her very first comments anywhere are worth the most money, of course she’s not going to make a statement to local news sources….not enough money there.
cableinstaller July 31st, 2009 at 08:54
Angie’s a skank piece of trash. Hey,,maybe she could be on Bridezillas ?? HOHOHO.. She was not even attractive, actually kinda homely. What did the worthless scumbag Mike see in her ?
Wannabe July 31st, 2009 at 09:53
Jack Jones- If Mike did say that, it was too late. The time to take the plea bargain that was offered him would have been BEFORE the trial started.
Nae Nae July 31st, 2009 at 10:06
She could have said NO to 48 hrs but some said they would do the story without her. I would have said, do it without me then ! NO not her, she wouldn’t say she was sorry to Jan’s family while she had the perfect opportunity on the stand. Nor did she utter a sorry to the Roseboro’s either. She played a HUGE part in all of this. Randy is a stupid man. DUH of course she’ll make money. Why else did she go on 48 hrs. Most of us would have said a big fat no, but not her. She makes me sick and while no one here is her judge, she has to live with this for the rest of her life and sadly so does her children. Someone said here , her kids could read this someday which I doubt unless someone keeps this stuff but going on national tv ???? Now that’s something mommy can leave as a legacy. If it was me, I would shred every newspaper, every email and NEVER do Tv interviews. She makes me puke. But when her kids get older, there is a chance they will resent her. Their innocent childhoods will be ruined if she stays in town. I hope Randy leaves her before it happens again. Once a cheater….. This is true.
BckTgthr July 31st, 2009 at 10:33
Nae Nae not necessarily true on the cheater thing. I’ve known many of the ones who didn’t after the first. However, Angie has a record of cheating with hubby #1 and now with Randy. Randy is not a stupid man by any means, known him for many years so you can get off your soap box! He will do what he feels is necessary but leave him out of this. I have found it interesting that the public feels he hasn’t done what he’s supposed to – like he’s supposed to respond because you all say he should. To have waited so long to respond to what he will do says a lot about his character – that he will see what all the information BEFORE reacting is more than I can say about most people. Patient and long suffering, loving and kind are all very good qualities and I assure you he is not a push-over.
Anonymous July 31st, 2009 at 10:56
Wonder if the Roseboros are gonna be on the same 48 hrs show. Wonder if Angie is talking to them on her attorneys advice.
Nae Nae July 31st, 2009 at 11:26
Not a push over ??? LOL LOL LOL I think he probably is a wonderful and loving human being..No way am I picking on him. He is a fool. How many of us could live in a loveless marriage ?? Especially if our spouses declared undying love for another ? This has affected the WHOLE community, not just the families and friends. It will take time to heal. For me as part of this close knit community I could have began to forgive if she would have given a public apology on the stand. I know I would have.While the families feel the brunt of it all, the community still deserves it too. She volunteers in our schools, is neighbors to some of us, and has a few friends. My child attends Denver elementary ! I saw no remorse on her part. We are not looking for blood. Most of us have caring hearts and good sense. We are all just hoping to see that repentance. When we are saved , we do it publically !!! I’m not judging her, I’m honestly trying to forgive, but there are a few steps she must take before people can forgive. Of course her close family and friends can forgive her ! What about the rest of the community ?? Are you saying she owe’s Jan’s friends and Mikes friends and neighbors don’t deserve some sign of remorse. Don’t they matter ?? They need healing too. This has affected not hundreds if not thousands of people. Some say its nobody’s business but it’s a community that has been torn apart. I’m no saint and I may have to answer for my feelings too, but I have asked for forgiveness for this. I’m so angry about it and I just can’t help it. I will forgive when I see remorse. If Mike asked his atty to stop the trial, I say good for him. Maybe we’ll hear his story after all. Seeing his son on the stand obviously shook him up. I pray for all these people. Please don’t confuse anger with hatred.
GRIFFON July 31st, 2009 at 12:45
MIKE ASKED HIS ATTY TO STOP THE TRIAL????????/
sillystring July 31st, 2009 at 13:02
Just like to make a comment for those who think Mike should have been found guilty but on a lesser charge. In my opinion, killing someone in the “heat of passion” requires a sudden revelation to some unknown fact and a “perceived” uncontrollable reaction. Mike did not kill Jan in the heat of passion. She did not suddenly anger him so much that he snapped. He was the one that had the secret. Which brings us to his mental state that night. I believe he had previous thoughts about killing her which made it so easy for him to follow through when there was an opportunity. He may not have premeditated it by actually planning it out, but he thought about it, he knew what he was doing while doing it, he knew what the outcome would be…and to top it all off, he actually thought he would get away w/it. Thank goodness that did not happen.
lilkiki July 31st, 2009 at 13:02
Nae Nae, I have to agree with you.
This woman has shown NO remorse! And I believe that is why people feel hatred toward her. Many have said, that they have seen her parade little Matty around town. Sure, she is allow to take her children for a walk, but come on, past the funernal home?
Had someone not said, that Angie was bragging in the beggining of this year, that when Mike gets out of jail they were going to be together?? So why now, when she was on the stand, did she have a change of heart, to want to make her marriage work?
And when she was on the stand, had she shed ONE tear for the family of Jan? I feel that if maybe she had shown shame, some kind of guilt, at what had happened, then maybe people would feel a little different about her character.
She may or may not have had something to do with the awful crime, HOWEVER, she could have atleast shown that she was sorry for what had happened to Jan. Regardless, if she wanted to be with Mike. She could have shown sympathy to a family who lost someone very dear to them.
Angie isn’t on trial here. Her moral, for most people, is.
Randy, I am sure, is a very decent man. People only see that he deserves much better than this.
BckTgthr July 31st, 2009 at 14:54
Okay, you are right about Angie not showing remorse and that is what I’ve been saying all along. If she had come out and said, yes it happened and she was sorry and shown all of us including her husband she had sympathy – totally different story! But she hasn’t, and she either has to get to that point or I don’t see how the public or any of the family, including Randy can really forgive. Randy is a very caring and as you say “decent” and deserves none of this. Their children are so sweet and innocent – my children adore them! It breaks my heart to see how Angie has dismissed all of what she has done and acts as though this is everyone else’s fault. The fault belongs to her – and to Mike. This was two people doing the same thing all along, really! He had numerous affairs that a lot of people knew about and we – her friends – are finding out her past history along with everyone else, but my point is that they were looking for something, and the flirt became bigger than they imagined it would. If this were just an affair, it would be one thing but Mike really made the choice to kill his wife. I’m not going to comment on “what-if’s” with Angie being involved. Mike and Angie know that truth and I believe eventually it will come out. At this point, what choice does Angie have? To work on her marriage keeps a roof over her head (and Matthews’) but IF she were moved out and still want to work on the marriage – and change many things to prove herself, then and only then could we be certain that she is telling the truth. I agree that it would be a world of difference if Mike would just tell everyone what actually happened so that there could be a point where everyone could just say – okay, now this is how we’re going to handle this, but only he can provide that. I was disappointed that he didn’t offer anything at the trial, even for his childrens’ sake. I don’t think he could shock anyone anymore than what people are dreaming up, so I think he should just tell what happened. It would make this whole thing soooo much easier. As far as how Angie is acting right now – I don’t think she’s really getting the just of all of this. I really don’t know how to describe how I feel about her actions, or lack thereof and for whatever reason, she won’t talk to me. Time will tell, and I agree that everyone has the right to be as mad as they are, to feel what they are feeling! I’ve been there and it takes a long long time to get out of those feelings. My marriage worked out and became stronger – only because my husband took FULL responsibility for his actions and was willing to do ANYTHING, and I mean anything to work it out. There’s a huge difference when someone like Angie will not even admit she did anything wrong. And there lies the problem.
cableinstaller July 31st, 2009 at 17:22
Mike should finally fess up and beg for forgiveness from all. He needs to be a man for once in his life. Rocky roads lay ahead for him in the form of hardened career thugs at the state lockup. He needs outside people on his side now for the next few decades.
Confused July 31st, 2009 at 21:33
The jury says he killed her, he has not said it at least yet. Don’t know if that gives closure. I’m not exactly sure how a jury can reach a 1st degree murder conviction based on circumstantial evidence. I, too believe the jury ruled with their hearts – to put someone away for life. What I do not understand is as the experienced cheater he is/was, why after a brief 3 month affair does he decide to kill his wife for this one? I’d love to know what actually transpired at that pool. Whatever you think of Angie, it takes 2 to tango. Leave Randy alone – whatever he decides to do is his business. There are many people in loveless relationships that for family or financial reasons stay. Don’t judge people, just be greatful if your life is better.