Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Son tries to move forward after father's murder

Romenesko points to an Editor & Publisher interview with Daniel Rosenbaum, son of murdered New York Times reporter David Rosenbaum. The elder Rosenbaum was "attacked and beaten" only a few blocks from his Washington, D.C. home on January 6, 2006. He died less than two days later. Two men were eventually convicted in his death.

A year later, Daniel Rosenbaum, who is a photographer for The Washington Times, and his sister, Dorothy, are left to pick up the pieces. To compound their grief, they lost their mother, Virginia, to cancer in June 2006.

Daniel and his father were very close. " We would get together often, at least once a week and speak many times a week."

"It has been devastating to see the person you love most stolen away with no notice," he says.
"There will never be closure ... I don't know how I'll ever fully heal."

The only party Daniel's parents threw all year was on New Year's Eve and Daniel says "it was always something they looked forward to." Now he says that day is nothing more than "one more unfortunate milestone."


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