|Published:||Dec 14, 2012 3:55 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 14, 2012 3:55 PM EST|
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been indicted in the deaths of his 3-year-old daughter and her mother, two years after their skeletons were found in an orange grove.
The remains of Ronkeya Holmes and her daughter MaSarah Ross were found in a Winter Haven orange grove in December 2010.
MaSarah's father, Lester Ross Jr., was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter. Ross has been held without bond since 2010 on a related witness-tampering charge.
Police tell The Ledger (http://bit.ly/QYMVVn) MaSarah died in 2009 while with Ross, who kept her body in a freezer for months until Holmes arrived to check on the girl. Police say Ross poisoned Holmes and buried the woman with MaSarah.
A message left Friday for Ross' attorney was not immediately returned.
Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com
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