Son, 2 others charged in killing of Ocoee woman due in court today
(From left to right) Everett Pate and Haylie Ellis, both 19, and Shakir Ricketts, 20, face various charges related to the death of Rosemary Pate, 52.
OCOEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A man and two others arrested in connection with the killing of the man's mother in Ocoee are set to face a judge this morning.
Everett Pate Jr. and Haylie Ellis, both 19, and Shakir Ricketts, 20, face various charges related to the death of Rosemary Pate, 52. Pate's body was found Monday inside her home at 806 Lancer Circle in Ocoee's Admiral Point subdivision.
The victim's son, Everett, is charged with first degree murder and tampering with evidence. Ellis and Ricketts are charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence. Investigators will only say they think a domestic dispute led to Rosemary Pate's killing.
"It's the first time I've seen this. It's a quiet neighborhood. The people are very nice. It really surprised me," neighbor Vincent Gonzalez said.
Everett Pate was on probation for a grand-theft charge in Seminole County. He violated the probation, and a warrant for his arrest was issued July 3, investigators said.
Pate was taken into custody Tuesday morning on unrelated charges. Ellis and Ricketts were arrested early Tuesday evening. Investigators said there are no other people being sought in connection with the murder investigation.
restraining order expired in april. but he was still on prob for grand theft charge in seminole warrant for arrest was issued on july 3 for violating probation everett pate jr. and accomplices will face judge this morning
The victim's niece, Tiffany Kelly said her aunt was a manager at Lockheed Martin who spent a lot of time working to improve Orlando.
"Rosemary was a person who was very involved in her community and bettering children, bettering the living conditions of many."
Pate's family is stunned by her death.
"It is absolutely a priority for my family to have peace, to find out what happened," Kelly said.
The case is being worked by the Joint Homicide Investigation Team, which includes detectives from Ocoee and Orlando.
Investigators have not yet said how Rosemary Pate died. In early October, she had filed a restraining order against her son, which expired in April, according to investigators.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).