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Bryce Rose sentenced to 125+ months in father’s death

Bryce Rose, 18, on Nov. 4 was sentenced to 125-162 months in state prison for the death of his father, Hank Rose Jr., on May 30, 2019.

Rose pled guilty in Tyrrell County Superior Court to second-degree murder (a class B2 felony). There was no trial of the facts, and several family members spoke on Rose’s behalf before Senior Resident Judge Wayland J. Sermons Jr. of Washington handed down the judgment.

Rose had just turned 17 when he was charged with an open count of murder in the daytime shooting death of his father. Tyrrell County sheriff’s deputies took him into custody without incident. He was held without bond until his first appearance in court on June 13, when bond was set at $500,000. Rose remained in custody until he was sentenced Nov. 4.

Hank Rose Jr., 42, was shot on South Gum Neck Road around 5 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene when deputies and paramedics arrived. He was a certified crane operator and was associated with the family business, Rose Welding and Crane Service of Columbia.