Monday, June 18, 2012
After gaining national attention over the last two years including becoming the focus of an episode of Dr. Phil, a feud on Detroit Street in Trenton involving the grandmother of a recently deceased young girl and Jennifer Petkov has resurfaced.
After several months of quiet, the feud on Detroit Street has started up once again. Rebecca Rose, whose granddaughter became known across the country after being taunted on Facebook in 2010, was charged with disorderly conduct June 6. Kathleen Edward, Rose's granddaughter, died Jan. 11 after a long battle with Huntington's disease. Rose is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after Jennifer Petkov complained to Trenton Police that Rose made a disparaging remark toward her on the afternoon of May 9. A pretrial is scheduled for Rose on July 5 and a jury trial is set for Aug. 17 at the 33rd District Court in Woodhaven. The feud has resurfaced several times since Detroit Street first became national news after Rose's neighbor, Jennifer…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Trenton Patch Facebook users offer thoughts, condolences and prayers for Kathleen Edward, 9, who died as a result of Huntington's disease late Wednesday night. Kathleen made national headlines after being taunted on Facebook by neighbor Jennifer Petkov.
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- Nate Stemen
Thursday, January 12, 2012
People offered their thoughts, condolences and prayers for Kathleen Edward—a 9-year-old girl who died as a result of Huntington's disease Wednesday—on the Trenton Patch Facebook page. Kathleen made national news after she was taunted on Facebook by her neighbor Jennifer Petkov.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The Petkovs are at it again, but this time, more than just the Trenton community gets involved.
In a previous column of mine, I asked a question, "Why can't the Petkov's stay out of the news?" Due to a recent complaint filed with the Trenton police by Rebecca Rose, grandmother of Kathleen Edward, the Petkov's are not only back making headlines, but the overwhelming response in a recent article by Trenton Patch editor Nate Stemen has everyone in a blood in the water frenzy. While they clearly haven't stayed out of the news, recent developments raise more questions. A question that has been raised due to the Petkov's presence on Facebook over the last couple of months involves cyberbullying. How can our children better protect themselves? The usual suggestions involve limiting who can view your profile and knowing who is behind a …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security offers help for people like Rebecca Rose who recently filed a complaint to Trenton police after allegedly being harassed by a neighbor on Facebook.
A national study found that 96 percent of Americans surveyed feel a personal responsibility to be safe and secure online, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Count Rebecca Rose among those who wish to be safe and secure online. Rose, 45, recently filed a complaint to the Trenton Police Department that her neighbor in the 200 block of Detroit Street had been harassing her on Facebook. Her neighbor, Jennifer Petkov, 33, made national headlines after she admitted to doctoring photos of Rose’s daughter and granddaughter and posting them on Facebook in 2010. The photos depicted Rose’s late daughter, Laura Edwards, and Laura’s daughter—Rose’s granddaughter—Kathleen Edwards, 8, being embraced by the grim reaper and in a skull and …