Archive for Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Rose charged with murder, arson in Boardwalk fire

October 12, 2005, 10:53 a.m. Updated October 12, 2005, 4:31 p.m.


Jason Allen Rose reads the charges against him in the deadly Boardwalk Apartment fire.

Jason Allen Rose reads the charges against him in the deadly Boardwalk Apartment fire.

The Douglas County District Attorney's office today filed murder and arson charges against Jason Allen Rose, the 20-year-old man accused of starting Friday's deadly fire at Boardwalk Apartments.

As expected, Rose faces three counts of felony murder and one count of aggravated arson in the fire in the 500 block of Fireside Drive.

Dist. Atty. Charles Branson said his office would ask that Rose's bail be set at $500,000 during today's first court hearing at 3:30 p.m.

Rose will be arraigned today from the Douglas County Jail before Pro-tem Judge Peggy Kittle.

Rose is being held in connection with the fire, which killed three people and destroyed 76 apartment units.

The coroner's office has confirmed that two of the victims were Nicole Bingham, a Kansas University senior from Wichita, and Yolanda Riddle, a social worker.

Those two people and a third victim, Jose Gonzalez, 50, an electrician at Quality Electric Inc., were identified earlier this week by family and friends.

For more on this story, return to this site later, see the 6News reports at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's channel 6 and pick up a copy of Wednesday's Journal-World.


MyName 10 years ago

Actually, you should have said " an ' ", not "a ' ". This is because it is "an apostrophe", and not "a apostrophe". I'll let you off with a warning this time.

It's amazing the enjoyment one finds in simple pleasures, like proper grammer and punctuation, at this ungodly hour of the night.

Cornwellius 10 years ago

wow. this went from the arsonist to gay jokes and grammar real quick. good to know that the topic's have such a broad spectrum.

John1945 10 years ago

Posted by Cornwellius (anonymous) on October 13, 2005 at 12:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"wow. this went from the arsonist to gay jokes and grammar real quick. good to know that the topic's have such a broad spectrum."

Nope, all related. There's a high correlation between gay arsonists and poor grammar. Something to do with self-esteem and laughing with a lisp.

P.S. You don't need a ' in the word "topic's". It should be "topics".

P.P.S. I can't tell you how much better I feel having corrected someone else's grammar. Ahh life, sweet life.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 10 years ago

ONCE AGAIN, we have a murder in Lawrence committed by someone who lived their life in and out of the foster care system.

An open letter to society at large:

Condoms are cheap. Abstinence has never killed anyone. If you are having sex (even with your spouse) but are not ready to raise children, please go BUY A FREAKIN CONDOM!! The kids you give birth to will suffer greatly if you do not take responsiblity for them.

memoirs_of_a_sleepwalker 10 years ago

College professors also teach you the correct usage of "to."

tolawdjk 10 years ago

Oh yeah, I'm sure foster care is to blame. I can almost hear the Law and Order "dum dum" in the background.

So I tell you what "Dad", take your open letter to society and stuff it. You have absolutely no scientific proof that foster care was the direct or even indirect cause of his actions. Hell, you don't even have intelligent designer proof.

And by the way, genius, buying a condom won't do squat. You have to -use- it too. Unfortuneately, if the "in" crowd gets its way, individuals like the above probably wouldn't even be able to learn how to effectively use one as the odds of the foster parent "opting in" probably aren't that great.

redmorgan 10 years ago

Does anyone know about a motive??? I read something about the arson may have been intentional, but LJW didn't elaborate on that. When I first heard of it, I assumed it was an accidental fire; I'm really curious to know if and why it was intentional. And, memoirs_of_a_sleepwalker, thank you for pointing out the "to". It's a big pet peeve of mine, "too".

memo 10 years ago

I get sick of people blaming people's past history for today's mistakes...first off this guy is said to be a follower, secondly like redmorgan said, we don't know a motive, and thirdly, Mr. Rose is innocent until proven guilty. In case, "dad" forgets what country he lives in...

Bobo Fleming 10 years ago

Is there a possiblity that he didn't do it. Did that enter any ones mind?

topekahawk 10 years ago

If he were raised with two homosexual parents this would not have happened!!

bankboy119 10 years ago

yeah because he would have gotten AIDS from his boyfriend...? What kind of asinine comment was that?

Baille 10 years ago

"yeah because he would have gotten AIDS from his boyfriend...?"

What kind of asinine comment was that?

bankboy119 10 years ago

hey baille if you're going to refute something do so intelligently.

Baille 10 years ago

Okeydokey, Bankboy119.

All future refutations of asinine comments will no longer be "cute," "clever," or "mildly amusing." Instead, great care and time will be spent in crafting "intelligent" responses to asinine comments. I suppose that should start with the use of punctuation and the observation of grammar rules, huh?

Baille 10 years ago

Oh wait! I get it! Self-referential irony.


What? No? Yes?

Damn this infernal post-modernism!

kansasfire911 10 years ago

Since this is National Fire Prevention Week is the fire department doing anything to fight arsin? Also if you guys are going to bicker please go to a chat room.

bugmenot 10 years ago

Glad to see that the grammar police is out in full force on these boards tonight. Lock em' up and throw away the keys boys.

memoirs_of_a_sleepwalker 10 years ago

You need a comma between "keys" and "boys."

That will be a $75.00 infraction, and you'll need to appear in court tomorrow morning. Let this serve as a warning.

Baille 10 years ago

So sorry to subject you to 10 lines and two-and-a-half posts of irrelevant, irreverent comments, Kansasfire911.

I hope you were able to fall asleep last night.

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