Queens Man Charged In Strangulation Death Of Grandmother Rosemary Little

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The grandson of a Queens woman found strangled to death inside her basement closet has been charged with murder.

Rosemary Little, 62, was found inside her home on 175th Street in Jamaica after 11 p.m. Monday night.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones speaks with a niece of the victim

Family members are now dealing with a trouble tragedy — losing a loved one and seeing another, 26-year-old Christopher Jackson, charged with a crime.

“We remember good things. Unfortunately, the way that things are unfolding, it’s very stressful,” Little’s niece told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

Her niece said Little was an angel, who always wore a smile and was “ready to welcome people and just love on them.”

“She was a great woman,” she said.

Family members said the woman raised Jackson since he was a little boy and are still trying to come to grips with what actually happened.

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  • Sandra Higginson-Lemell

    I knew Rosemary back in jr. high school. I haven’t seen Rosemary in more than 45 years, but even back then she was a warm, loving teenager. She had a great personality, fun to be with, and a friend to all. I was shocked when a mutual friend called and told me the tragic news. Rosemary certainly did not deserve to be murdered and especially by her grandson; how dreadfully awful!
    As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I dearly await Rosemary’s resurrection on the restored Paradise earth. King James, John 11:25 Jesus said,”I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall live again.”


  • American Dreamer (Roving Gawker Exile and Truth Teller)

    Well God has another angel in heaven by his side. I had the pleasure of knowing Rosemary Little and she was one of the kindest, most gentle loving people I ever met. She was also a very beautiful lady very elegant and refined. God surely tested her faith in her time on earth dealing with her grandson but she took the high road and embraced him despite his faults.

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