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Lennie Phillip “Hot Rod” “Pooh” “Uncle Pooh” Rose, 59 – Southern Maryland News Net

Lennie Phillip “Hot Rod” “Pooh” “Uncle Pooh” Rose, 59 - Southern Maryland News NetLennie Phillip Hot Rod Pooh Uncle Pooh Rose, 59, passed away at home unexpectedly on April 20, 2017 in Lexington Park, MD. He was the son of the late Barbara Ann Ludwig Browning and Jack Luther Rose Jr.

Lennie was born on June 11, 1957 in Rocky Mount, NC. He played on the Varsity Football team at Calvert Sr. High School and graduated in 1975. Lennie spent the past 38 plus years wearing multiple guns on his hip and several badges on his chest. After graduating from high school, he served active duty in the U.S. Air Force. After an Honorable Discharge from active duty he went on to serve our great Nation with more than 30 years of service and retired from the U.S. Air National Guard Reserves. When the Calvert County Detention Center was first built, Lennie was the youngest Correctional Officer to work there. During the years after that he was a Federal Police Officer at Pax. River Naval Air Station and retired from Exelon, formerly known as Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant BG&E Security System. Lennie loved his family, friends and dogs. He loved attending the Chesapeake Church and enjoyed cooking and serving at the events and his fellowship. He had a heart of gold and Loved his Savior. Oh, how he loved to dance and ride his Harley. He never met a stranger and was always there to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

In his spare time, he loved being a member and Past President of the Blue Knights MD IV Chapter where he enjoyed cooking, serving and entertaining the Veterans at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, putting smiles on the faces of the disabled children during fishing and outdoor events, the Rolling Thunder events and the Wounded Warriors events. He was also a member of the HOGS Organization. He wasn t a member of the Solomons Vol. Rescue Squad & Fire Dept. but he loved to work right along with the members, cooking and serving at their fund-raising events. But most importantly he enjoyed playing Santa Claus on their Santa runs and putting smiles on faces from infants to seniors. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, Nascar, football, going to yard sales and antique collecting.

Lennie is survived by his son Travis McLane (Tara) of Port Republic, MD and daughter Aspen Rose. He is also survived by his 4 sisters Carrie Rose of Lusby, MD, Kimberly Browning Wivel of Emmitsburg, MD, Bettie Rose Smith of Lusby, MD, Tammie Rose Mittlesteadt of Green Cove Springs, FL and by 12 nieces/nephews and 14 great nieces/nephews. He is also preceded in death by his brother Lucky LeGrande and step-father Kendall A. Browning. Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery, Prince Frederick, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.

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Suspect in death of Pamela Butler told witness it was ‘easy’ to get rid of a body

The man charged in the 2009 disappearance and slaying of Pamela Butler told a friend that it was easy to get rid of a body, a D.C. homicide detective said Tuesday. The friend, who is a witness in the case against 51-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, told detectives that Rodriguez-Cruz had once said if you dig a hole deep enough, no one will find it, D.C. homicide detective Michael Fulton testified in D.C. Superior Court. Rodriguez-Cruz made similar comments about his ability to hide a body to two other people, according to authorities. Rodriguez-Cruz was charged this month with first-degree, premeditated murder in the death of Butler, his onetime girlfriend. She was 47 years old when she went missing Valentine s Day weekend eight years ago. Her body has not been found.

[Ex-boyfriend arrested in 2009 disappearance, death of Northwest woman[1]]

During Tuesday s preliminary hearing, homicide prosecutor Deborah Sines argued that Rodriguez-Cruz had a pattern of abusing women and may also be responsible for the disappearance of his first wife, Marta Rodriguez. She went missing in 1989. Sines said Rodriguez-Cruz told his second wife that he knew how to make sure no one ever found a body. During the nearly five-hour hearing, prosecutors also said they had identified another woman who recounted abuse by Rodriguez-Cruz. They said the woman told detectives that Rodriguez-Cruz duct-taped her wrists, held a gun to her head and repeatedly sexually assaulted her during a 2004 incident in Fairfax County. The woman said he also threatened to sexually assault her 3-year-old daughter, authorities said in court.

This man doesn t impulsively kill. He abducts women, duct-tapes them, sexually assaults them and then holds them captive, said Sines s co-counsel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner. Duct tape and a gun are his weapon of choice.

Without Butler s body, and no clear crime scene, authorities have built a case that relies in part on Rodriguez-Cruz s history of violence. Rodriguez-Cruz, wearing an orange D.C. jail jumpsuit, sat next to his public defender and watched as the detective and prosecutors outlined their evidence against him. Butler s family, including her mother and brother, sat in the audience in the courtroom. Fulton testified that authorities are working to bolster their case against Rodriguez-Cruz. On Friday, he said, police searched Rodriguez-Cruz s Northern Virginia home in connection with his first wife s disappearance and found a Ruger semiautomatic pistol.

In addition, Fulton said, D.C. authorities are testing items found in Butler s home for possible DNA evidence. Fulton described the Fairfax County attack in court, testifying that the woman involved was a security guard at a federal office who also ran a stand at Eastern Market with Rodriguez-Cruz on weekends. The woman said that on the morning of Jan. 9, 2004, she went to Rodriguez-Cruz s home to talk about their work. Fulton said the woman told detectives that when she arrived at the apartment, Rodriguez-Cruz put a gun to her head and a pillow over her face and said: I could kill you tomorrow and no one would ever find your body. I can make your body disappear. The woman told detectives that Rodriguez-Cruz sexually assaulted her as her young daughter was in the apartment, Fulton said. When Rodriguez-Cruz later fell asleep, she told police, she grabbed a knife with one hand and her daughter with the other and tried to run out of the apartment. Rodriguez-Cruz woke, pulled out his gun and grabbed her, the woman said. She then stabbed him multiple times.

Fulton said the woman, who at the time spoke little English, was unable to give a full account of what happened and was arrested and charged with assault. The case never went to trial after Rodriguez-Cruz stopped cooperating with Fairfax authorities, Fulton testified. Rodriguez-Cruz s public defender, Judith Pipe, argued that her client s past relationships were not relevant to the Butler case. Pipe noted that in Butler s otherwise immaculate home, there was evidence that someone had riffled through files in her home office and strewn them across the floor. There was also a box of floppy disks on the floor, a latex glove and some duct tape. This looks like a burglary at the house, Pipe said.

Judge Hiram E. Puig-Lugo said he found enough evidence to hold Rodriguez-Cruz in jail until trial. Puig-Lugo cited evidence such as video surveillance footage that showed Rodriguez-Cruz going in and out of Butler s house about the time of her disappearance. At one point, he is seen carrying five large bags out of the house and a white bucket holding what appears to be cleaning supplies. Puig-Lugo also noted that although there was no evidence of a crime scene in the home, cadaver dogs detected signs of a decaying body in the rear passenger seat and trunk of his vehicle. Puig-Lugo determined that Rodriguez-Cruz would be a danger if he were released and set his next hearing for July 28.

References

  1. ^ Ex-boyfriend arrested in 2009 disappearance, death of Northwest woman (www.washingtonpost.com)

Suspect in death of Pamela Butler told witness it was ‘easy’ to get rid …

The man charged in the 2009 disappearance and slaying of Pamela Butler told a friend that it was easy to get rid of a body, a D.C. homicide detective said Tuesday. The friend, who is a witness in the case against 51-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, told detectives that Rodriguez-Cruz had once said if you dig a hole deep enough, no one will find it, D.C. homicide detective Michael Fulton testified in D.C. Superior Court. Rodriguez-Cruz made similar comments about his ability to hide a body to two other people, according to authorities. Rodriguez-Cruz was charged this month with first-degree, premeditated murder in the death of Butler, his onetime girlfriend. She was 47 years old when she went missing Valentine s Day weekend eight years ago. Her body has not been found.

[Ex-boyfriend arrested in 2009 disappearance, death of Northwest woman[1]]

During Tuesday s preliminary hearing, homicide prosecutor Deborah Sines argued that Rodriguez-Cruz had a pattern of abusing women and may also be responsible for the disappearance of his first wife, Marta Rodriguez. She went missing in 1989. Sines said Rodriguez-Cruz told his second wife that he knew how to make sure no one ever found a body. During the nearly five-hour hearing, prosecutors also said they had identified another woman who recounted abuse by Rodriguez-Cruz. They said the woman told detectives that Rodriguez-Cruz duct-taped her wrists, held a gun to her head and repeatedly sexually assaulted her during a 2004 incident in Fairfax County. The woman said he also threatened to sexually assault her 3-year-old daughter, authorities said in court.

This man doesn t impulsively kill. He abducts women, duct-tapes them, sexually assaults them and then holds them captive, said Sines s co-counsel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner. Duct tape and a gun are his weapon of choice.

Without Butler s body, and no clear crime scene, authorities have built a case that relies in part on Rodriguez-Cruz s history of violence. Rodriguez-Cruz, wearing an orange D.C. jail jumpsuit, sat next to his public defender and watched as the detective and prosecutors outlined their evidence against him. Butler s family, including her mother and brother, sat in the audience in the courtroom. Fulton testified that authorities are working to bolster their case against Rodriguez-Cruz. On Friday, he said, police searched Rodriguez-Cruz s Northern Virginia home in connection with his first wife s disappearance and found a Ruger semiautomatic pistol.

In addition, Fulton said, D.C. authorities are testing items found in Butler s home for possible DNA evidence. Fulton described the Fairfax County attack in court, testifying that the woman involved was a security guard at a federal office who also ran a stand at Eastern Market with Rodriguez-Cruz on weekends. The woman said that on the morning of Jan. 9, 2004, she went to Rodriguez-Cruz s home to talk about their work. Fulton said the woman told detectives that when she arrived at the apartment, Rodriguez-Cruz put a gun to her head and a pillow over her face and said: I could kill you tomorrow and no one would ever find your body. I can make your body disappear. The woman told detectives that Rodriguez-Cruz sexually assaulted her as her young daughter was in the apartment, Fulton said. When Rodriguez-Cruz later fell asleep, she told police, she grabbed a knife with one hand and her daughter with the other and tried to run out of the apartment. Rodriguez-Cruz woke, pulled out his gun and grabbed her, the woman said. She then stabbed him multiple times.

Fulton said the woman, who at the time spoke little English, was unable to give a full account of what happened and was arrested and charged with assault. The case never went to trial after Rodriguez-Cruz stopped cooperating with Fairfax authorities, Fulton testified. Rodriguez-Cruz s public defender, Judith Pipe, argued that her client s past relationships were not relevant to the Butler case. Pipe noted that in Butler s otherwise immaculate home, there was evidence that someone had riffled through files in her home office and strewn them across the floor. There was also a box of floppy disks on the floor, a latex glove and some duct tape. This looks like a burglary at the house, Pipe said.

Judge Hiram E. Puig-Lugo said he found enough evidence to hold Rodriguez-Cruz in jail until trial. Puig-Lugo cited evidence such as video surveillance footage that showed Rodriguez-Cruz going in and out of Butler s house about the time of her disappearance. At one point, he is seen carrying five large bags out of the house and a white bucket holding what appears to be cleaning supplies. Puig-Lugo also noted that although there was no evidence of a crime scene in the home, cadaver dogs detected signs of a decaying body in the rear passenger seat and trunk of his vehicle. Puig-Lugo determined that Rodriguez-Cruz would be a danger if he were released and set his next hearing for July 28.

References

  1. ^ Ex-boyfriend arrested in 2009 disappearance, death of Northwest woman (www.washingtonpost.com)