Woman allegedly 'dumped' paraplegic ex-boyfriend in the woods, left him to die

Woman allegedly 'dumped' paraplegic ex-boyfriend in the woods, left him to die

April 7th, 2017 by Associated Press in Breaking News

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.

It's unclear whether she has an attorney.