Antwon Rose’s mother: ‘It isn’t what I hoped for, but it’s what I expected’


Michelle Kenney, the mother of Antwon Rose II, center, lowers her head as she addresses members of the media after the fourth day of the homicide trial of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, Friday at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown.

Barely an hour after a verdict acquitting the former police officer who killed her son, Michelle Kenney spoke with defiant frustration in her living room in the Hawkins Village housing project in Rankin.

“It isn’t what I hoped for, but it’s what I expected,” she said, surrounded by a somber group of friends and relatives, their heads lowered as Ms. Kenney gave an interview to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Ms. Kenney, whose son, Antwon Rose II, was shot in the back June 19 while running from East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld, said she had been quiet for…

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