Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer, was on trial for one count of criminal homicide in connection with the June 19, 2018, fatal shooting death of Antwon Rose II, 17, of Rankin. Antwon, who was unarmed, was fleeing after Mr. Rosfeld pulled over the jitney in which he was riding. The vehicle matched the description of one involved in a drive-by shooting 13 minutes earlier in North Braddock. Mr. Rosfeld shot Antwon three times -- in his face, elbow and back.
Christian Carter of East Liberty, left, is consoled by an unidentified woman, right, after former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was found not guilty of all charges in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
A jury found former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld not guilty in the death of Antwon Rose II. Read more here >
Judge Alexander P. Bicket, Allegheny County Common Pleas Court
- Elected in 2011, assumed the bench in January 2012
- Spent four years in court's family division; moved to criminal court in 2016
- 23 years in insurance defense litigation
Patrick Thomassey, Attorney representing Michael Rosfeld
- 35 years as a defense attorney
- Spent 5 years as an assistant district attorney early in his career
- Duquesne Law School graduate
Dan Fitzsimmons, Allegheny County Chief Trial Deputy District Attorney
- 37 years in the Allegheny County D.A.'s office
- 30 of those years spent exclusively on homicides
- Has prosecuted more than 170 homicides
Jonathan Fodi, Prosecution's second chair
- 10 years with the Allegheny County D.A.'s office
- 2008 Wake Forest University graduate
Antwon Rose II, deceased
Michelle Kenney, mother of Antwon Rose
PICKING THE ROSFELD JURY
The jury of six men and six women — nine white and three black — in the Michael Rosfeld homicide trial came from a pool of 144 potential candidates picked at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg. All four alternates were white; three were men. The jurors were questioned by prosecutors with the Allegheny County district attorney's office and Mr. Rosfeld's lawyer, Patrick Thomassey.
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