It took around four minutes for Rose to finally die, but once he did the trio stopped for gas – but not before putting glasses and a hat on Rose to make him look alive
DUNMORE — A 20-year-old woman charged with two others Monday in connection with the death of a 21-year-old Luzerne man was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
According to state police, Amanda Wayda was apprehended shortly after midnight by troopers from the Frackville barracks. She was wanted on a charge of aggravated assault in connection with the death of Joshua Rose, who was allegedly strangled with jumper cables and suffocated with a plastic bag before being dumped in a wooded area of Susquehanna County.
The Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office on Monday, alluding to possible homicide charges, said the aggravated assault charges against Wayda, Preston Layfield, 19, and Tyler Mirabelli, 22, would likely amended after an autopsy was completed.
According to state police:
Investigators determined Rose had suffered a possible drug overdose on Thursday at a home in Scranton while Wayda and Layfield were present, and that Mirabelli later came to the house to take Rose to the hospital.
But Mirabelli drove out of town on Interstate 81, passing at least one hospital along the way, state police said Monday. Investigators say Rose was then strangled inside the vehicle before his body was dumped in the Hop Bottom area off Glenwood Road.
But while in the car the three came up with a different plan. Driving past the hospital, Wayda allegedly put a plastic bag over Rose’s head before Layfield strangled Rose to death with a set of jumper cables.
It took around four minutes for Rose to finally die, but once he did the trio stopped for gas – but not before putting glasses and a hat on Rose to make him look alive. Afterwards, the three are accused of dumping Rose’s body in the woods near some railroad tracks.