MAYVILLE – Thomas Jadlowski, the man who plead guilty to the killing of Rosemary Billquist of Sherman during a reported hunting accident in 2017, was sentenced in Chautauqua County Court Monday morning to an indeterminate 1 to 3 years in state prison.
Jadlowski plead in October to criminally negligent homicide in the shooting death of Billquist.
Swanson said, in a previous press release, that the plea comes after regular and numerous consultations with the victim’s husband Jamie Billquist.
“This has never been about vengeance. That is not what Rosie would have wanted,” Billquist said in that same release. “From the beginning, I wanted the defendant to take responsibility and be held accountable. I want the next hunter who thinks about shooting after hours to think, ‘There was this guy that went to prison. I should just go home.’”
Judge David Foley, who presided over the case, said the case was “tragic in every sense. There’s no good result that can come of this in any way.”
Cerrie read the following statement on behalf of Jadlowski:
“I would like to say that not a single day does not go by that I do not think about what I have done. I would like to send my love and prayers to Rosemary’s family. From day one, I’ve been advised by law enforcement and my attorney not to have any contact with the victim’s family. I would like to apologize for that. I should have reached out sooner. Today I would like to say that I am sorry from the bottom of my heart. I know that sorry will not fix what I have done. I just hope that someday you all can forgive me for what I have done.”