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Charles Rothenberg


Charles Rothenberg is a ruthless American Criminal. In 1983, Charles attempted to kill his own 6 years old son David Rothenberg by firing up his motel room at Buena Park Motel. As of now, he is serving his life sentence in prison.

Early Life

Charles Rothenberg is 83 years old American criminal. He was born in 1940 in New York City, USA. As of now, there is not much information regarding his parents and siblings.

Detailed information about Charles’s parents and siblings such as name, age, occupation, and others will be updated as soon as possible.

Similarly, talking about their educational background Charles has completed his high school studies.

The name of the institution where he has completed his studies is not revealed as of now, we will be updating our database as soon as possible.

Crime and Prison

Talking about the crimes that Charles has committed, he was very cruel from an early age. He used to harass his wife and beat her several times.

Charles’s wife filed for divorce after she had enough of him in 1980 and the couple got separated. The couple had a son “David Rothenberg”.

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Caption: Charles Rothenberg’s wife and son(source NYTimes)

Later in 1983, he took his 6 years old son to Orange country. That da Charles had promised David to take him to Theme Park. Despite this, he took him to a motel where he gave him some sleeping drugs to David.

After David was asleep, he spread kerosene oil onto his bed of David and burn him alive.

Somehow by the grace of God, David survived the horrible attack but he was burned 90%. Later in 1988, the story of brave David has captured by ABC TV in a movie titled “David”.

Police arrested him on the charge of attempted murder. He was penalized with a 13-year sentence behind bars.

Later, in 2007, he committed many other crimes such as credit card fraud, threatening Cheryl Matthews (the prosecutor in the weapons case), and robbery case.

Furthermore, he was sentenced to 25 years in jail for these crimes and two weapons convictions in San Francisco. Moreover, David Rothenberg died at the age of 42-year-old at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, in 2018.

Relationship Status

Talking about their relationship status with Charles Rothenberg, he got married to his wife Marie Rothenberg in 1970.

The couple gave birth to their son in 1976. However, the relationship between the couple was very violent.

He used to harass his wife more often. Suffering from his harassment, Marie filed for divorce, and the couple got separated in 1980.

Charles Rothenberg – Net Worth 2023

Similarly, there is no information on the net worth of Charles Rothenberg, we will be updating our database as soon as possible

Charles Rothenberg – Body Measurements

Similarly, regarding the body measurement of Charles Rothenberg, he stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 10 inches.  Likewise, he weighs around 79 kg.

The exact body measurement is 40-32-35. Furthermore, he has dark brown eyes along with brown hair.

Social Media

Talking about social media, Charles Rothenberg has no account on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or any others.