Ardmore Woman Facing Manslaughter Charge

12-8-04 – Police in Ardmore arrested Regina Rucker on Wednesday afternoon for the death of her common-law husband. Police say the 41-year-old woman initially tried to cover up his death, pretending to find the body more than 12 hours after his death.

She reported the death of the 63-year-old man early Wednesday morning, but after questioning, police found out she was in a physical fight with the victim the night before when he fell to the ground. They say Rucker went to bed and then left the apartment on 2nd street Northeast the next morning. She returned with a friend and called 911.

Police are not releasing the victim’s name pending an autopsy report.