A person accused of killing his estranged spouse and two youngsters on Monday is a vegan chef who shared a joyful Fb video of himself singing carols together with his son simply hours earlier than the Christmas carnage.
Anthony Milan Ross, 45-year-old chef, writer, and motivational speaker who touted a vegan eating regimen because the supply of his dramatic weight reduction, was arrested Monday on three counts of first-degree homicide.
His estranged spouse Iris Ross, 38, was discovered useless within the car parking zone outdoors an house complicated in Phoenix, Ariz., earlier than he barricaded himself inside the house with their 10-month-old daughter Anora and 11-year-old son Nigel.
Anthony Ross exchanged gunfire with police earlier than authorities swarmed the residence and arrested him in a dramatic conclusion to the six-hour standoff.
An officer was hit by shrapnel within the firefight, and Anthony Ross was taken into custody unhurt on Monday evening.
Police later discovered the couple’s two youngsters useless contained in the house.
Iris Ross’ sister instructed ABC that she obtained a textual content message earlier that afternoon that said, “I simply killed Iris and the youngsters.” Moments later, one other textual content got here, asserting, “with a gun.”
“I knew that man was very unstable. I knew he had a really, very darkish facet…I didn’t realize it was this darkish,” Mary Wogas stated.
Ross has prior felony arrests on his report. A motive within the triple murder stays unclear, and police are investigating the killings as a home violence incident.
Whereas the timing of the youngsters’s deaths stays unclear, Anthony Ross shared a joyful Fb video on Christmas morning, which confirmed him laughing and singing together with his son the day earlier than.
“Hey guys, I’m smiling and I’m hanging out with Nigel on Christmas Eve. We’re going to embarrass ourselves! We’re going to sing,” he stated.
The 2 carried out “Santa Claus is Coming to City,” earlier than the 11-year-old boy dissolved into giggles.
Anthony Ross, who is understood professionally as Milan Ross, was born and raised within the Midwest, the place his members of the family suffered from weight problems, in accordance with his private web site.
After discovering a plant-based eating regimen, he claims he misplaced greater than 300 kilos.
In an interview with native information channel 12 Information final month, Ross stated he was dedicated to reducing weight for his son after he wasn’t allowed on a experience at Common Research practically 4 years in the past.
Ross, who weighed greater than 500 kilos on the time, stated, “[Nigel] began crying. It was at that second I realized that the choices I used to be making did not simply have an effect on me.”
He shared his journey via two books and landed journal covers together with an look in a documentary that additionally featured James Cameron and Samuel L. Jackson.
With Information Wire Providers