Woman left wheelchair-bound ex-boyfriend in woods to die in cold: Cops

He died of hypothermia. They say Coursey pushed Johnson out of her car and left him there.

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It’s unclear if she has an attorney.

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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 kilometres) south of Atlanta.

THOMASTON, Ga. — 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.