Phoenix Man Accused of Killing Wife, Two Kids Shared Video of 11-Year-Old Son Hours Before Christmas Carnage

Jessica Chia, New York Daily News, December 26, 2017

A man accused of killing his estranged wife and two children on Monday is a vegan chef who shared a joyful Facebook video of himself singing carols with his son just hours before the Christmas carnage.

Anthony Milan Ross, a 45-year-old chef, author, and motivational speaker who touted a vegan diet as the source of his dramatic weight loss, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday.

His estranged wife Iris Ross, 38, was found dead outside an apartment complex in Phoenix, Ariz., before he barricaded himself inside the home with their 10-month-old daughter Anora and 11-year-old son Nigel.

Anthony Ross exchanged gunfire with police before authorities swarmed the residence and arrested him in a dramatic conclusion to the six-hour standoff.

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Police later found the couple’s two children dead inside the apartment.

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While the timing of the children’s deaths remains unclear, Anthony Ross shared a joyful Facebook video on Christmas morning, which showed him laughing and singing with his son the day before.

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Anthony Ross, who is known professionally as Milan Ross, was born and raised in the Midwest, where his family members suffered from obesity, according to his personal website.

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Iris Ross, left, and her children; right, Anthony Ross, aka Milan Ross.

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