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Woman charged with killing quadruple-amputee husband
Friday, July 1, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Richland County woman is accused of killing her quadruple-amputee husband by causing him to overdose on pills, according to the sheriff's department.

Carol Kring Ross, 68, is charged with murder in the death of her husband, Larry Ross. Deputies said Larry Ross died on May 4, but Carol Ross wasn't arrested until Thursday because of the length of the investigation.

Sheriff Leon Lott said deputies received a call on May 4 from Carol Ross, who threatened to commit suicide. Upon arriving at the Rosses' Bee Ridge Drive home, the couple's adopted daughter told deputies her mother was missing after giving her father too many pills.

Deputies found Larry Ross unresponsive in his bed, and took him to the Veterans Administration Hospital. According to a family friend, the daughter said she came home from school to find her parents screaming at each other. The daughter also said her father told her "your mother gave me too many pills," according to the family friend.

A toxicology report showed Larry Ross, who had been bed-ridden for five years after his arms and legs were amputated, died of an overdose of pills which had been prescribed to him and his wife.

Lott called the situation tragic. "If at any time you feel too stressed in situations such as this, seek help," he said. "This is just a senseless killing that could have been avoided."

Carol Ross was released on Thursday after posting $100,000 bond.

If you suspect abuse or mistreatment of someone who may be vulnerable, deputies ask you to report it to the sheriff's department.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/15008845/woman-charged-with-killing-quadruple-amputee-husband

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