McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Breaking News

March 30, 2013

Boley man charged in the death of parents found dead in cell

McALESTER — A man charged in the death of  his parents has been found dead in his cell, officials say.

Ross Holloway, 32, of Boley, was found dead in his Okfuskee County Jail cell Friday morning after being charged last week in the death of his parents, Denver and Martha Holloway, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.

Denver and Martha Holloway are both natives of Pittsburg County.

“We are investigating the death of Ross Holloway found early Friday morning, about 4 a.m. in his jail cell,” said Jessica Brown, public information officer for the OSBI.

“There were no signs of foul play and he was alone in his jail cell.”

The bodies of Denver and Martha Holloway were discovered March 11 by OSBI agents and Okfuskee County officials, according to a court affidavit filed in Ross Holloway’s murder charges.

During the investigation, agents allegedly discovered he had lived with the couple for two years and found methamphetamine paraphernalia in his bedroom, according to the OSBI.

According to the affidavit, a day after the murders took place, Ross Holloway was stopped by officers in LeFlore County and had allegedly admitted to smoking methamphetamine hours earlier. During a search of the vehicle in the traffic stop, a .22- caliber revolver was found inside his vehicle with five spent shell casings inside the cylinder, according to the OSBI.

A medical examiner’s report states the victims died of multiple gunshot wounds from .22-caliber Magnum bullets.

Meanwhile, the OSBI has not made a ruling on Ross Holloway’s cause of death.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Breaking News
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.