More charges possible for Oswego man accused in brutal beating that led to a woman's death

OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - An Oswego man allegedly involved in a brutal assault has made his first appearance in court on Tuesday.

Jason Golas is accused of beating 55-year-old Deirdre Rogers, who died several days later from her injuries. 

Golas’ attorney waived their chance to make a plea in city court as more charges are possibly pending following autopsy results. 

Last week, while the two were at the same residence, a witness said Golas began bullying Rogers over beer telling her "you didn't buy it" before eventually getting up and striking her. 

The witness also told police that Rogers fell to the floor, and after he went to fetch Rogers’ boyfriend, he returned to see Golas kicking her on the floor.

The boyfriend placed Rogers upstairs on a bed to rest and when she didn't wake the next morning, he called 911.

Police say believe Golas and Rogers knew each other through a third party, but couldn't say how long or how they were acquainted. 

As of right now, it doesn't appear that any weapons were used in the beating.

Officers say this is Golas’ 5th arrest since 2009.

He was most recently released from jail on Aug. 8 after serving 121 days for a choking incident.  

Not even two months following his release, Golas was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly striking Rogers in a home on East Fourth Street in the City of Oswego. 

After the beating, Rogers was put on life support, but then taken off and sent to a nursing home where she succumbed to her injuries.


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