Wauwatosa man pleads guilty to reduced charge in killing

Tom Kertscher

Aug. 16, 2010

A Wauwatosa man charged with killing his former girlfriend and then driving around with her body in his car for four days has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree intentional homicide.

Benjamin Germano, 32, will be sentenced Nov. 5.

Germano was charged with strangling Sarah Rosio on Jan. 13 at his apartment in the 6700 block of Vista Ave. in Wauwatosa.

The body of the 24-year-old Milwaukee woman was found in a West Allis storage unit.

Germano told friends he "snapped" after Rosio attacked him in front of their daughter, a toddler, according to a criminal complaint.

He was arrested in Colorado on Jan. 27, two weeks after the homicide.

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