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State agrees, seeks death penalty

Jessica Cuffman • May 16, 2013 at 6:00 AM

A Fremont man accused of storming his sister-in-law’s Carroll Township home to kill his wife faces the death penalty if he’s convicted of aggravated murder.

Randall Ross, 47, remains in Magruder Hospital, where he’s been since he was released May 8 from a Toledo hospital. Ross shot himself twice in the head after allegedly killing his wife, according to Ottawa County deputies.   

An Ottawa County deputy has been posted at Ross’ hospital room ever since. 

Ross allegedly shot to death his wife of 12 years, Amy Ross, 42, on March 27. The incident came about a month after she moved into her sister’s Carroll Township home.

Ross then turned the .40-caliber gun on himself, but he somehow survived both shots to the head. He was standing in the front yard of the North Leutz Road home when police arrived.

The indictment lists seven criminal charges against Ross, including two counts of aggravated murder, which carry multiple death specifications, two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated burglary, and kidnapping.

The indictment also includes weapons specifications that would add years to his prison sentence if he’s convicted.

Other indictments an Ottawa County grand jury handed down: 

* Derek Thayer, no age given, Bono, failure to appear.

* Johnathan Trunk, 26, Lorain, theft.

* Dennis Saldusky, no age given, Fostoria, two counts election falsification.

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