|Pathology|| Drug dealer|
|Status||Imprisoned for life|
Roscoe "Ross" Morales was a drug dealer. He had previous arrests for assault, carrying concealed weapons, and drug possession with intent to sell, the latter of which was his only prior conviction.
In 1996, Morales, alongside Lonnie Rickman, a 13-year-old boy (and son of a drug addict) he kidnapped from a hospital room, were arrested for shooting Clayton Doyle and Carol Merrick, the latter of whom died. After his arrest, he filed a complaint against the police department for brutality.
After Lonnie testified against Morales that he ordered the shooting, Morales was convicted of murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, possession of drugs, and kidnapping in the first degree, and sentenced to life imprisonment, whilst Lonnie was sent to a juvenile facility for a maximum of 5 years. The police brutality complaint was dropped upon Morales' conviction.