Rosa Lagrone DuPage Illinois woman shoots boyfriend, video chat calls lover as he lays in blood. Woman claims gun accidentally going off.
Update: DuPage prosecutors have upgraded charges against a Naperville area woman following the death of her shooting victim, who fatally succumbed to shooting injuries sustained last week.
An Illinois woman is accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend, Darnell Manns after discovering he had another lover — and then calling the man’s paramour via video chat as he lay in a pool of blood, prosecutors said.
Rosa Lagrone, 34, is facing charges of first-degree murder following the Friday shooting that left her 27-year-old boyfriend hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his spine, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook release on Sunday.
DuPage County prosecutors said at a bond hearing Sunday that Lagrone shot her boyfriend, who was not immediately identified, during an argument about another woman he had been dating behind the woman’s back, the Naperville Sun reported.
Lagrone then accessed her boyfriend’s Facebook page and video-chatted with the other woman as her boyfriend lay on the floor bleeding, DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney Mandy Meindl said.
A murder charge was slated to be filed against Lagrone following the death of Manns, who earlier this week fatally succumbed to his injuries, Meindl said.
Lagrone, who told investigators the gun went off accidentally, found out about the victim’s relationship with another woman a week earlier, prosecutors said. The shooting took place as the victim tried to pack his bags to move out.
Footage of the video chat between Lagrone and the other woman appears to show the 27-year-old laying in a pool of blood while speaking, although the clip does not have audio, the Tribune reported.
It also shows someone off-cam believed to be Lagrone, a mother of four, kicking the man twice, Meindl said at the bond hearing.
The woman then called a relative and asked for them to pick up her children — ages 6, 10, 13 and 14 — who she had already put outside in a car as the pair argued, prosecutors said.
‘You have to come get the kids right now,’ Lagrone allegedly said, according to the Tribune. ‘I’m going to jail for the rest of my life.’
A judge previously set bail for Lagrone at $1.5 million. In addition to first degree murder, she’s also facing charges of aggravated battery involving the discharge of a firearm and aggravated domestic battery.
‘Just days removed from Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, we are faced with this tragic shooting of a young man near Naperville,’ Sheriff James Mendrick said in a statement. ‘Domestic violence cases are up in DuPage County, nearly 50 percent over this same period last year and this cannot be tolerated.’
Lagrone is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 7. If convicted, she could face up to life in prison.