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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery - Drugs
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: October 15, 2000
Date of birth: May 7, 1944
Victim profile: Fred Fottler
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on July 14, 2003

Arizona Supreme Court

opinion CR-03-0247-AP


In October, 2000, Homer Roseberry, Diane Roseberry, and Charles Dvoracek were involved in a scheme to steal drugs and money, and to re-sell the drugs.

Homer Roseberry was trafficking approximately thirteen hundred pounds of marijuana with the victim, Fred Fottler. The two met in Phoenix, and drove to Las Vegas with the marijuana.

At a pull-off area along Highway 93, Roseberry shot Fottler three times in the back of the head. Roseberry then dumped Fottler's body in the weeds along the highway and continued on to Las Vegas with the drugs. Roseberry threw the gun out several miles away from Fottler's body.

Diane Roseberry received a 7 year prison sentence, and Charles Dvoracek received a 10 year prison sentence.


   Presiding Judge: Hon. William Kiger
   Prosecutors: Steve Young
   Defense Counsel: Raymond Hanna & David Stoller
   Start of Trial: December 4, 2002
   Verdict: December 19, 2002
   Sentencing: July 14, 2003

Aggravating Circumstances

   Pecuniary gain


   [Direct Appeal pending before the Arizona Supreme Court]


Homer Ray Roseberry



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