Man found dead in apartment: David William Rose, 65, was found dead in his rooming house. He was reportedly found with a bag over his head. Autopsy determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation. Fifty-one-year-old Bradford Beals of Halifax is charged with second-degree murder and robbery. Debra Jane Spencer, a 29-year-old Halifax woman, faces charges of robbery, and being an accessory after the fact to murder.