Crime

Rosann O'Donnell and son charged as accessories in Cimmeron Johns double murder

Update: Wednesday, when we shared shocking details about a double-murder/suicide in which Cimmeron Johns killed his wife and mother-in-law before taking his own life, we speculated about possible charges against Rosann O'Donnell, a friend who knew about the slayings but didn't inform police. Now, O'Donnell is learning about the price of her silence. She's been formally charged with two accessory counts related to the murders -- and (update) so has her son, Justin. Get details and see photos and videos below.
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