Police: Woman dumped paraplegic ex-boyfriend in woods to die in cold
Ruby Kate Coursey
THOMASTON, GA (AP) - A Georgia woman is facing charges after authorities say she dumped her paraplegic ex-boyfriend in the woods and left him to die in the cold.
Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore tells news outlets in a statement that 27-year-old Ruby Kate Coursey was charged Monday with felony murder and neglect of a disabled adult in 33-year-old Troymaine Johnson's death.
Investigators say Johnson was last seen March 14 when Coursey picked him up to go for a ride or trip to the store, leaving his wheelchair at home.
Authorities receiving a tip discovered Johnson's body three days later at a hunting camp about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Atlanta.
They say Coursey pushed Johnson out of her car and left him there. He died of hypothermia.