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A Case of Mistaken Identity: Joseph Rosebrook hired former inmate, Chad South, to kill Daniel E. Ott, but South killed the wrong Daniel Ott; Both sentenced to prison time

Daniel Edward Ott

Daniel Edward Ott obituary
Ott killing remains open
Hit Man Killed Wrong ‘Daniel Ott’ in 2006, Ohio Police Say
Police: In murder of “wrong” Ohio man, witnesses were afraid to talk
Victim’s girlfriend first witness in South murder trial
South Found Guilty in Ott Murder
South Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Prison for Ott Murder
Four more await trial in connection with 2006 Burton Township murder
Mindie Mock Stanifer admits to involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and obstructing justice
Mastermind in Mistaken Identity Murder-for-Hire Case Found Guilty
Alabama man pleads guilty in 2006 Burton Township murder case
Third Person in Car with Ott Murderer Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Obstruction
Alleged moneyman takes plea deal in mistaken identity murder of Vermilion High graduate
Joe Rosebrook Sentenced to Life in Prison for Plotting Ott Murder
Man who planned Geauga County mistaken-identity murder gets life in prison
A deadly case of mistaken identity led a hit man to kill the wrong Daniel Ott
78-Year-Old Dan Ott Has Stolen More Than 1,000 Cars in His Life. And Left Plenty of Damage Along the Way

The Perfect Murder: Garden of Evil

Joseph Rosebrook – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Chad South – convicted, sentenced to 28 years to life in prison
Carl Jeffrey Rosebrook – pled guilty, fined $1000 (pled to obstruction charge)
Mindie Mock Stanifer – pled guilty, sentenced to 18 years in prison
Alva Jacobs – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 days in jail

Carl Rosebrook and Alva Jacobs


Number A691224
DOB 11/18/1955
Gender Male
Race White
Admission Date 10/24/2016
Institution Allen Correctional Institution


Number A684079
DOB 09/23/1969
Gender Male
Race White
Admission Date 07/07/2016
Institution Madison Correctional Institution


Number W095954
DOB 03/27/1979
Gender Female
Race White
Admission Date 07/25/2016
Institution Ohio Reformatory for Women


One Response

  1. I’m glad to see that Joe Rosebrook got LWOP and that Chad South got 18 years to life, but after that it makes no sense. Mindy Stanifer, Chad South’s girlfriend got 18 years, while Alva Jacobs got 30 days, yet both were in the car that went to the wrong Ott house, where the murder occurred. It would seem to me they were both accessories to murder and should have gotten the same sentence. Then, there’s Carl Jeff Rosebrook, the brother of the man who ordered the Ott murder, and he got off with a fine, when, in fact, he paid for the murder and was therefore a conspirator. He should have gotten at least 10 years.

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