Mother of slain YSU student speaks after her daughters killers a - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Mother of slain YSU student speaks after her daughters killers are sentenced

Posted: Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - "They're where they need to be. They can't hurt anybody anymore." Those are the words of Carrie Rosine as she reflects on the sentences handed down to those who murdered her daughter.

Two 20 year olds; Ashley Barber and Jade Olmstead,  are now serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder of Brandy Stevens Rosine.

On Thursday, Barber pleaded guilty in Crawford County Court to first degree murder.

Olmstead entered her guilty plea last month.

"It's actually sad because its not only our family. It's hurt two other families. They hurt their own and I think the compassionate side of me has their feelings within me.", said Rosine.

Carrie Rosine says by not having to go to trial, she was spared having to hear more gruesome details of her daughter's death. She said it was hard enough during the hearings to listen to Olmstead's account that when it was Barber's time to speak, she left the room.

"Because I didn't want to hear them. And they were worse than what was in Jade's." said Rosine. "And there was more things that happened that we didn't know. Things that I didn't really need to hear. It's bad enough. My daughter took a lot, but she also fought back and there's evidence of that."

With their guilty pleas, Barber and Olmstead admitted that in May 2012, they lured Brandy to their Cochranton home where they beat her, water boarded her and then rolled her into a shallow grave where she suffocated. But there's one question they may never answer.

"We still don't have a reason why or an answer as to exactly why. I think there was some speculation but we never got a straight answer as to why?" said Brandy's mom.

Now that this legal chapter is over, Rosine says she's going to focus all of her efforts on keeping Brandy's memory alive.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • 1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:48:43 GMT
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed. Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sund...More >>
  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:35:49 GMT
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man's carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport. TSA official tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn't allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint. But Allegheny County police say they don't plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the ....More >>
  • 5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

    5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:29:22 GMT
    Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.More >>
    Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms