Man gets life in prison for ordering hit at wrong Ohio home


CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of arranging a contract killing in which the hired attacker went to the wrong Ohio home and shot someone with the same name as the intended target has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

A Geauga County judge sentenced Joe Rosebrook on Thursday. He was convicted of aggravated murder and other charges in September for the 2006 fatal shooting of Daniel Ott in suburban Cleveland.

Rosebrook maintained his innocence Thursday, while telling Ott’s family he was sorry for their loss.

Authorities say another Daniel Ott was targeted for double-crossing the 60-year-old Rosebrook by informing authorities when Rosebrook hired him to kill someone in his stolen-car operation.

The man convicted in the mistaken murder is serving at least 28 years in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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