When it is all said and done, I think we will Learn that Mr. Roseboro is a classic Narcissist; they present one face to the world, but a darker side exists, they care deeply about their reputations, are deceptive liars, and have difficulty with intimate relationships once they pass the “honeymoon” stage. Thus, they have one affair after another. When they are thwarted or challenged in any way, they fly into a rage.I ache for what Jan suffered; not only that night, but probably many, many times throughout that marriage. He is a sham, and now he selfishly chooses to drag his family through the mud and subject his children to more torture. And as for Angela? I hope she thinks it was worth it. When my kids were little I didn’t have time to cheat, but then, my priorities were obviously different than hers. As for his emails to Angela?So pathetically cheesy. Mike and Angela threw away more than most people ever have.
I have printed the above comment to a local, now defunct, forum several times on this site.It was posted within days of Jan Roseboro’s murder and the release of the information regarding his affair with Angela Funk.
I have just about finished reading M. William Phelps’ “LOVE HER TO DEATH,” and this brief paragraph offers more insight than his entire book.
I will have a full review this weekend, but suffice it to say that I can’t imagine this book would be compelling to anyone but those who live locally and/or have followed this story.You get to the end and say, “Why did I spend my time reading that?”
People want to walk away from a crime book with a fuller understanding, a motive and a moral.Phelps offers none of these.
A self-proclaimed God-fearing man, Roseboro had allowed two of the Seven Deadly Sins to control his life: greed and lust.From there, he broke several of the Ten Commandments, the foremost being “thou shall not murder.”
All because he didn’t want to give up his luxurious life.
In the end, though, Michael Roseboro lost all of it, anyway – including the woman (and their child) he had supposedly killed for.
What a bunch of bunk!The first writer had far deeper insight.
Tomorrow, it’s back to the news.
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