Stobbe trial chases evidence of hatchet
Niece Shannon Kilpatrick phoned Rowbotham a few days before her death and found her tired and grumpy. had changed, Kilpatrick testified. used to be bubbly. Stobbe, Rowbotham husband, is on trial charged with second degree murder. Prosecutors allege Stobbe bludgeoned Rowbotham to death Oct. 24, 2000 following a domestic dispute outside their St. Andrews home. Prosecutors allege Stobbe put her body in her Crown Victoria, drove to Selkirk, abandoned the car and then rode home on a bicycle.
Kilpatric timberland uk k said she joined timberland uk her mother and other relatives at Stobbe home following the murder. Kilpatrick told court her uncle Ed Bachewich, who also lived in St. Andrews, removed a bag of garbage from Stobbe property and took it home to burn.
took Mark garbage to help Mark and I helped Ed by burning it, Kilpatrick said.
Kilpatrick mother Barbara Kilpatrick said she had a out with her sister Bev months before her death and didn speak to her again.
Barbara, a registered nurse, said she was attending a conference in New Orleans when she learned her sister had been murdered and immediate timberland uk ly called Stobbe.
was very emotional, she told court. said it w timberland uk ould make more sense me being killed in this big, bad city of New Orleans than Bev getting killed going for groceries. said that pretty strange, Barbara testified. laughed. relatives have told court Stobbe said Rowbotham had gone out grocery shopping the night she was murdered. to find the lights still on and Rowbotham not home.
Ken Atchison, Stobbe brother in law, told court he helped Stobbe cut down a dying Poplar tree on Stobbe property in June or July of 2000. Atchison said they used a chainsaw to cut the tree down and a hatchet to cut the smaller limbs for kindling.