Cape Breton man angry, shocked after two people charged in brother s death

Cape Breton man angry, shocked after two people charged in brother s death
Jessica Anne MacDonald and Joey Frederick Evong have each been charged with first-degree murder in Roses death.

MacDonald and Evong have been remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Centre. They are due to appear in Sydney provincial court on Tuesday.

Police say the murder wasnt a random act, as the suspects and victim are known to each other, and they arent looking for any additional suspects.

The victim s brother, Richard Rose, says he his family are still in shock.

He says what s even more shocking is that two people have been charged in his brother s death.

"I m angry of course," said Rose. "I m sad. He s left behind four beautiful boys. That s what angers me that most. They have to grow up without him now."

How Stephen Rose died that night remains a mystery to his family.

Richard Rose says his brother didn t live at the apartment on Rotary Drive and was visiting a friend at the time.

"His character I don t think would ve ever allowed something like this and that s the real shocker for me," said Richard Rose.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized for Stephen Rose, but his brother says his family has already been overwhelmed by public support.

"He had many people in his corner," Richard Rose said. "I ve been shown nothing but love from coast-to-coast."

Richard Rose says he is angry and shocked after two people were charged with first-degree murder in his brother s death.
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