ROCHESTER - A Rochester woman wants to keep the mother of a Rochester teen who died of a fentanyl overdose in October behind bars, and she's started a petition to try to make it happen.
Tracy Marshall is using the online petition platform change.org to launch the effort that in two days has already garnered more than 1,500 signatures.
In the online preface to requests for signatures, Marshall puts the lion's share of blame in 17-year-old Eve Tarmey's death with her mom, Jazzmyn Rood, who is charged with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child, felony conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled drug and felony reckless conduct placing another in danger.
The headline of her petition reads, "Keep this MONSTER behind Bars!"
"She sat by watched and did nothing as her drug-infested boyfriend handed over a deadly dose of fentanyl that killed this sweet innocent girl" she says in the preface.
In another post a woman who identifies herself as the stepmother of Rood's two other minor daughters, says, "She has two other minor living daughters (sic) who are in possible danger if she is out. In the last 6 months Jazz has allowed and watched Mark inject heroin in front of her 14 yr old daughter, well this is the same age Eve was exposed, what next? Do I need to be afraid of losing my stepdaughters as well? Jazz has made a statement to the police that she knew Eve was doing heroin the last 2 yrs, and knew Mark was giving it to her and knew while she was in the bathroom Mark was giving Eve heroin."
A Strafford County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that Rood, 41, could be released from jail on personal recognizance as soon as Strafford County Community Corrections agreed she was competent to be freed.
Her release would be conditional to wearing a GPS monitoring device, random drug and alcohol testing and no-contact orders with Eve Tarmey's father, as well as co-defendants in the case Mark Ross and Leslie Aberle.
Ross, of 479 Gonic Road, The Riviera Motel, Room 117 where Tarmey died Oct. 17; and Aberle, 31, of Salisbury, Mass., remain in jail on $50,000 and $25,000 cash bail, respectively. They are charged with felony conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled drug, felony tampering with witnesses and informants and dispensing controlled drug, death resulting, which could mean life in prison.
The online petition preface is directed to New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan.
The petition can be viewed and signed at www.change.org/p/new-hampshire-governor-keep-this-monster-behind-bars-justice-for-eve#petition-letter.