Update: Husband kills wife

There was a history of domestic violence and abuse between Amy Ross, 43, and her estranged husband long before he went to her sister's home Wednesday and kicked in the door before killing her.
Jessica Cuffman
Mar 27, 2013


Randy Ross chased his estranged wife, who was with her niece and sister, to an upstairs room, where he shot her once, killing her, Ottawa County sheriff's deputies said.

Randy Ross then put the gun to his own head, shooting himself twice. He survived the suicide attempt, however, and was outside the home when deputies arrived. A medical helicopter flew Randy Ross to a Toledo hospital, where he is currently being treated. 

Amy Ross had recently moved from Fremont to her sister's home on Leutz Road just outside Oak Harbor. 

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I just don't understand men that do this.

2cents's picture

And what about Jodi Arias?

Just Sayin IMHO

LOL... yeah... exactly. A better statement would be "I dont understand PEOPLE that do this"


2cents...She is innocent.
I saw it on the internet. ;)


How can we get them all to kill each other at the same time?


But there are more men that do it than women.


How do you shoot yourself in the head TWICE, then go outside? Did he miss?


bad, bad luck..


People are just plain CRAZY!

Good 2 B Me



You're absolutely right! If not for the demon firearms, he would never have laid a hand on the woman, EVER! He would not have disputed their separation, he would NEVER have followed her anywhere, and he would, in fact, have been a model citizen.

Ah, if only guns were illegal ALL of our domestic abuse, robbery, and other problems would be solved...Because really, people never go nuts or get mad unless there's a gun in the house!

Licorice Schtick

Don't matter wut the problem Is. The solution is MORE GUNS!


Im keeping mine!


how many times?


People with a record of domestic violence should not be able to get guns.


Pretty sure that is already a law that is not STICTLY enforced. If the laws we had were enforced and followed there would be no need for new ones.

2cents's picture

You are asked if you have any firearms when a restraining order is placed. They will be taken, in a domestic situation that has not gone to that level, I am not sure.


why do we go to these lengths to save a scum bags life?

Simple Enough II

Yeah, I'm not getting that at all, why not just call a ambulance from say wyandot county to come and transport him. Wonder who eats the cost of all his medical treatment.


He manages to kill his wife but conveniently fails to kill himself. It is shocking to think that every 15 seconds acts of domestic violence occur in the United States. Abusers need to be prosecuted properly every time they commit an act of domestic violence. Stop domestic violence, get involved, save a life!


If it wasn't a gun, would've been a knife, a sword, a baseball bat, or his bare hands. It's not the weapon, but the offenders action as it's used.


or even a scewdriver..remember the guy who stabbed his wife numerous times in the head ? :(


And furthermore...just because he had a gun, DOES NOT mean he acquired it through a dealer, or seller.


Since he was stupid enough to shoot his wife, when he shot himself he probably didn't hit any thing vital. He doesn't seem to have any brains to blow out.

2cents's picture

Right, if he would have shot himself "first" she may still be alive!


Yup, if he shot himself first, he would have ran out of bullets and she would still be alive.


No, he would have been incapacitated, not out of bullets, if he was a good shot, it only would have taken one to kill himself. What he is, is a coward that could not come to terms with the fact that his wife left his good-for-nothing a** and I hope he gets what he deserves.


54,you didn't get it.


Why do, primarily men, do this? Do they view "their woman" as property that if they can't own them, no one will? Do they view it as their only chance to love? I can't fathom loving/hating someone I have spent years with feeling it's my right to take their life. If the guy is going to live, I only hope he comes through well enough to stand trial and spend his remaining years in jail--not as a vegetable.

2cents's picture

The women being property thing crosses many cultures. There is also double dipping with divorce in our culture and women seem most of the time to be the ones who receive the most in a split. I am sure some of this can make men a little crazy and trust me I am not condoning it being right here, so don’t start and argument over reality!


So,men are typically weaker AND more materialistic than women?? Its no wonder I am so close to being gay.


Ahhh ~ its the fault of the gun and not enough laws. If I remember correctly, Randleman had a record of mental issues as well as felonies. He was not allowed by law to possess, buy or be around guns..period.....till one loaded itself up, ran across the street and insisted on being in his pocket so IT could shoot a police officer.
Stop the blame game and start facing the music. There was an obvious problem as there was already a pattern of domestic issues between the 2. No one took it seriously enough and now a woman is dead and we get to support the individual who shot her.

nosey rosey

Women, don't go back to men who abuse you.


if she had a gun, she could have protected herself and shot him first ! with all the threats he made to her, she should have been armed. maybe he would have thought twice about showing up at her sisters house.


if she had a gun, she could have protected herself and shot him first ! with all the threats he made to her, she should have been armed. maybe he would have thought twice about showing up at her sisters house.


This guy was a piece of work. Had I been that cop, I would have taken my time calling for first aide for him. Then I would have given the helicopter the wrong directions on how to get there, told them to take their time and stood on his wounds or tried to help them along to bleed a little more! Why save the scum bag? Sorry, he isn't worth it. She just wanted to be free of him. So she dies and he lives????? He couldn't even die right? What a loser. Well, if he lives he can stand trial. Maybe he will get the death penalty. One can only hope. That poor little girl of theirs lost her mommy. She is the real victim here.


You would have taken your time calling for first aid and given the helicopter wrong directions while standing on his wound? I hope you're 13 years old, because I can't imagine any adult writing something like that.
Additionally, everybody involved in this is a "real" victim and will sadly have a long and painful road ahead of them.
And they did not have children together(no little girl lost her mommy), I'm not quite sure where that imaginary "fact" came from.


My family dealt with the murder of a family member a few years ago. Trust me when I say that you cannot begin to imagine how you will feel/react when something like this touches you so closely. I hope none of you will ever know that feeling, but if you did I know many of you would have rethought the comments that you posted here. When a tragedy like this happens, compassion, sympathy and kindness are what the families involved need. Not cynicism and hate.


Evidently any punishment that was doled out for domestic violence in this case had no deterrence. How each offender acts varies greatly. Arrests, felony records, and restraining orders may not stop the perpetrator. In those cases where violence is still a threat, the victim, male or female, must arm themselves. They must also be able to shoot the criminal when the need arises. If they can't, then a firearm isn't necessary, but a friend or family with a firearm must be with the victim at all times. Usually, when the criminal knows they will go up against a firearm, the threat goes away. They won't go for a fair fight. Let them know you are packing.