Episode Twenty Four | Laura Jane Rosenthal: Things Are Never What They Seem, Framingham, Mass



On the outside, they were a successful and loving couple but what was going on behind closed doors finally came to a head on an August night in 1995. The murder of Laura Jane Rosenthal in her Framingham, Massachusetts home was so brutal and so savage that no one would believe the killer could be sane. The crime was so salacious media outlets dubbed it "The Burnt Ziti Murder" but it had so little to do with pasta and everything to do with a cold, controlling, and obsessive husband.


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The Doug Flutie. Jr Foundation for Autism - based in Framingham FlutieFoundation.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline - TheHotline.org 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


Pscyhology Today on Domestic Violence Framingham State University Christa McAuliffe Ruth Graves Wakefield Olivia A. Davidson

Casefile | Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Middlesex. Commonwealth V. Richard H. Rosenthal


The Harvard Crimson - Framingham Man Pleads Insanity In Murder


New York Times - Husband Guilty of Slaying (He's Faking)

UPI - Hancock Exec Guilty Of Murdering Wife WCVB Channel 5 Boston - Insanity Defense: Does it ever work? South Coast Today - Rosenthal found guilty of murder (About Marla Kate)



South Coast Today - Jury must decide if husband was insane when killing wife, Oct 1996 Celebrate Boston - The Burnt Ziti Murder



Archives Boston Globe - Suspect in Framingham slaying called not `grounded in reality', by Michael Grunwald, Aug 31, 1995

Globe - Crime scene staged, psychiatrist says Testifies that Rosenthal plotted `perfect crime, by Judy Rakowsky, Nov 1 1996


Globe - Victim's father gets child custody Probers of Framingham slaying interview co-workers, relatives - BY Michael Grunwald, Sept 1 1995


Globe - Grisly killing hints at genetic fixation Sources: Suspect obsessed with son's premature death, by Charles M. Sennott and Judith Gaines, Sept 10 1995

Globe - A chilling account of Rosenthal slaying Psychiatrist reveals defendant's story, Judy Rakowsky, Judy, Oct 26 1996


Once again, the bizarre fails to sway a jury, by Brian MacQuarrie, Nov 8, 1996


Globe - Suspect in Framingham slaying called not `grounded in reality' by Michael Grunwald, Aug 31 1995