|Husband Arrested in Murder of Jillian Rosado |
|By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff |
01:20PM / Thursday, June 02, 2022
|Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington speaks to the press on Thursday at her office. With her are Detective Lt. Ryan Dickinson of Berkshire Detective Unit, left, North Adams Police Chief Jason Wood, North Adams Mayor Jennifer Macksey and First Assistant District Attorney Karen Bell.|
DA Andrea Harrington says further details about the case will be impounded during the investigation. Luis Rosado is being held on one count of murder.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Luis Rosado, 49, was arraigned Thursday afternoon on a count of murder in Central Berkshire District Court in the murder of his wife of five months, Jillian Tatro Rosado. He is being held without bail.
Rosado is charged with stabbing his 38-year-old wife to death on Saturday night in an apartment they shared at 46 Charles St. in North Adams.
Jillian Rosado's body was discovered on Sunday night.
Luis Rosado was taken into custody at about 8:30 Thursday morning at a private home on Fenn Street without incident, said Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington at a press conference Thursday at her office.
"The chief medical examiner determined that the cause and manner of death was a homicide by multiple stab wounds," she said.
The couple had not been together long but their relationship appears to have been troubled from the start. Jillian Rosado had sought a restraining order against her husband, and he had filed abuse complaints against her.
"They had been together for approximately six months and they had been married for approximately five months," Harrington said, who added that they did not share any children.
The DA said the case details will continue to be impounded during this part of the investigation.
"I just want to extend my condolences to the family of Jillian Rosado. This was terrible, horrible crime that occurred against their loved one, and I want them to know that myself and the investigators working on this case will do everything in our power to ensure that the perpetrator of this crime will be held accountable," she said.
Harrington declined to give more details on where Rosado may have been or how he was found. An arrest warrant was filed against him in Northern Berkshire District Court on Tuesday; State Police and Pittsfield and North Adams police picked him up on Thursday morning.
Rosado was convicted of domestic violence on another individual in October 2020. At the time, he was charged with three counts of assault and battery on a household member, strangulation and larceny and was sentenced to a minimum of a year in the Berkshire County House of Corrections.
According to media reports, Jillian Rosado had requested an abuse prevention order against her husband in March. There were also apparently two open cases against her for domestic abuse. Harrington couldn't speak to details in those cases but said they would be reviewed as part of the investigation.
Harrington highlighted the "extreme danger" of strangulation and the increased likelihood of a perpetrator who has used it once of doing so again. Her office has a strangulation worksheet and checklist for determining this type of assault and wanted the community to be aware of the signs.
Victims of domestic abuse are encouraged to contact police, the District Attorney's office, which has victim advocates available, or the Elizabeth Freeman Center.
This is the second murder in North County this year. In February, a William Gingerich, 36, was arrested in the murder of 71-year-old Dennis Bernardi in Clarksburg. That case has yet to come to trial.