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Eric Rosenbrock in court

Eric Rosenbrock awaits to be arraigned Feb. 11 in Wilton Town Court. Rosenbrock was charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 15 shooting death of his wife, Ashley, in the family's Raymond Street, Corinth, home. The charge alleges he acted recklessly in causing the death of his wife. An indictment was handed up on Thursday from the Saratoga County district attorney.

BALLSTON SPA — A Saratoga County grand jury on Thursday indicted science teacher Eric Rosenbrock in the accidental shooting death of his wife in their Corinth home in November, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.

Rosenbrock, 35, is charged with second-degree manslaughter and, if convicted, faces up to 15 years in prison.

According to State Police, Rosenbrock had just finished cleaning a legally owned 9 mm Walther pistol when a round accidentally discharged, striking his wife, Ashley Rosenbrock, 34, in the torso.

Ashley Rosenbrock later died at Saratoga Hospital as a result of her injury, police said.

The Raymond Street couple, who were high school sweethearts, had been married 11 years and had three children ages 2, 5 and 10, according to a previous Post-Star story.

On Thursday afternoon, Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen was not available for comment regarding Rosenbrock’s indictment.

Rosenbrock is still employed by the Lake George school district, said school district spokeswoman Tara Sullivan.

Sullivan spoke with Superintendent Lynne Rutnik several times throughout the day, and she shared a comment from Rutnik: “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Rosenbrock family at this time.”

Following a three-month investigation by State Police from the Wilton station and Heggen’s office, Rosenbrock was charged after allegedly acting recklessly in causing the death of his wife, police said.

Initially arraigned in February before Wilton Town Justice David Towne, Rosenbrock was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday’s indictment on Aug. 1.

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Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli covers Washington County government and other county news and events.

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