Rose Adams to serve jail time and pay fines for animal control violations

Edmonds Municipal Court Judge Douglas Fair sentences Rose Adams to serve 16 days in jail, pay $630 in fines, and not possess domestic animals for two years.

Edmonds Municipal Court Judge Douglas Fair sentences Rose Adams to serve 16 days in jail, pay $630 in fines, and not possess domestic animals for two years.

It was an emotional day in Edmonds Municipal Court Wednesday as Rose Adams was sentenced to 16 days in jail and ordered to pay $630 in fines for violating Edmonds laws limiting the number of pets to five per household.

In addition she will serve two years probation, during which the court ordered that she may not possess any domestic animals.

Adams was found guilty of this charge earlier this week, but the jury deadlocked on two additional counts of animal cruelty (see article from My Edmonds News here. A retrial on these is forthcoming, but a date has not yet been set.

The same jury found Adams’ boyfriend, George Beutler, not guilty of animal cruelty.

Rose Adams confers with her court-appointed attorney John Rongerude prior to her sentencing.

Rose Adams confers with her court-appointed attorney John Rongerude prior to her sentencing.

Alternatively tearful, argumentative, subdued and bellicose, Adams on Wednesday presented Municipal Court Judge Douglas Fair with a list of arguments and extenuating circumstances to justify a lighter sentence. She stressed her strong love for animals, tearfully describing them as “like her children,” as she asked to not be prohibited from possessing pets for two years.

In the end, Fair sentenced her to 95 days in jail, suspended 75, and gave her credit for four days already served. He did not remand her to custody immediately, pending the outcomes of the other charges against her. He also imposed a $500 fine plus a $130 public defender fee, payable in $25 monthly installments.

Wednesday’s actions do not mark the end of Adams’ court appearances. In addition to her upcoming retrial on two counts of animal cruelty, she has several other charges pending, including dog nuisance and various traffic violations.

– Story and photo by Larry Vogel

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8 Comments

  1. Small win. Don’t know who it was emotional for. Certainly not Rose. The fact that she bounced around-defiant, submissive, etc.-shows she was attempting to play any card she could. I wish more people knew about sociopaths, because so few do.

  2. I still do not unfsrstand why George did not face anycharges for his attempted assault of Logan. There were several witnesses including myself. Several officers arrived at the scene and yet no arrest of George. I even completed incident report at police station. But I have recently learned there are no records on file about the incident. Guess Logan cannot expect to be protected in Edmonds.

  3. This woman should not have animals…just the living conditions the dogs lived in prove this. She deserves what she gets!!!

  4. Wait. Isn’t this great news? I’m SO HAPPY she cannot have any animals for two years AND that they WILL retry her!

  5. lmao It just hit me. The one thing Rose said that’s true. The dogs are like her children. Truer words have never been said. She treated the dogs just as badly as she treated us. Notice she’s estranged from all four of her children? Hell, the only one that showed up was there to see to it she was convicted. Like her children indeed.

  6. I’m so glad she didn’t completely get away scott free for her crime! Thank you to everyone who has stood strong by this case, never giving up.

  7. I’m so happy that justice was seen to no matter how small for two years animals will be safe from her. So sad how she treated her own children.

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