Elderly Man Shot, Killed Inside Pemberton Township Home: Police

Police say a 79-year-old man was shot and killed inside his Browns Mill home. In an exclusive interview, the victim's children say their mother is responsible for his murder.

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    In an exclusive NBC 10 interview, family members say a 77-year-old woman shot and killed her elderly husband inside their Pemberton Township home. NBC 10's Monique Braxton reports. (Published Saturday, Jul 21, 2012)

    The children of a 79-year-old Pemberton Township man, who was shot and killed inside of his Browns Mills home Saturday, say their mother is allegedly responsible for his murder.

    In an exclusive interview, the victim's children tell NBC 10 that their mother, Fredericka Rosa, 77, shot and killed their dad, Valpa Rosa, Sr., after years of abuse.

    Police were called to 129 Margaret Street at around 8:45 a.m. Officers found Rosa Sr. dead from gunshot wounds to the neck and head, according to authorities.

    Investigators say Rosa was shot and killed on Thursday evening. The children admit they stayed inside the family home for two days with their dead father. They say did not call police until Saturday morning.

    "He drove her insane," Rosetta Rosa, their daughter said. "He drove her to the point where she picked up the gun and shot him." 

    Pemberton police arrested the 77-year-old woman. Her bail was set at $250,000.

    A firearm used to killed Rosa was recovered inside the home, according to police. The children say their father's .357 Smith and Wesson revolver was found next to his body.

    Rosetta Rosa says her mother is physically disabled and suffers from both Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. She also says the couple had been married for 54 years.

    Rosa is expected to appear in court Monday.

    Stay with NBC10.com for more on this developing story.