Vegan Chef Anthony “Milan” Ross is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife and his two children at an apartment complex in Phoenix Arizona on Christmas Day.
According to website NYDailyNews Reports
Anthony Milan Ross, a 45-year-old chef, author, and motivational speaker who touted a vegan diet as the source of his dramatic weight loss was charged with three counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday.
His estranged wife Iris Ross, 38, was found dead outside an apartment complex in Phoenix, Ariz. before he barricaded himself inside the home with their 10-month-old daughter Anora and 11-year-old son Nigel.
Anthony Ross exchanged gunfire with police before authorities swarmed the residence and arrested him in a dramatic conclusion to the six-hour standoff.
An officer was hit by shrapnel in the firefight, and Anthony Ross was taken into custody uninjured on Monday night.
Police later found the couple’s two children dead inside the apartment.
Iris Ross’ sister told ABC that she received a text message earlier that afternoon that stated, “I just killed Iris and the kids.” Moments later, another text came, announcing, “with a gun.”
“I knew that man was very unstable. I knew he had a very, very dark side…I didn’t know it was this dark,” Mary Wogas said.
Ross has prior felony arrests on his record. A motive in the triple homicide remains unclear, and police are investigating the killings as a domestic violence incident.
While the timing of the children’s deaths remains unclear, Anthony Ross shared a joyful Facebook video on Christmas morning, which showed him laughing and singing with his son the day before.
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