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Osceola Couple Charged with Murder

An Osceola County couple is charged with murder.

Rachel and Carl Bruce have been accused of killing the woman’s father, 73-year-old Herman Ritchey Junior, in 2012. Ritchey was staying with the couple when he died of neglect and malnutrition. He was discovered by police in a secluded room with scabs all over his body. Further investigation revealed that Richey was receiving veteran and social security benefits but had not been seen by a doctor for over a year at the time of his death. The Bruce’s are facing three felony charges, including homicide and vulnerable adult abuse. Both were denied bond and will be back in court next week.


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