Police: Wife runs over, kills husband

By Courtney Gilmore, Reporter, cgilmore@kprc.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 03:53:23 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 10 2013 10:39:05 PM CDT

Mar. 10, 2013: A woman is facing charges after police say she ran over her husband at their home in Conroe, killing him. Courtney Gilmore reports.

CONROE, Texas -

A woman is facing charges after police say she ran over her husband at their home in Conroe, killing him.

Conroe police said the incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, when a 56-year-old Ruthie Cook-Scheer walked out of her home at 1208 N. San Jacinto and got into her car to leave. Her husband, 66-year-old Frank Scheer, came out of the house and started talking to her.

Police said the couple was arguing about a credit card when Cook-Sheer backed up her car, ran over her husband, and pinned him underneath.

"She ran over to my house and started banging on my door, screaming 'Call 911, call 911,'" said neighbor Barbra Lawler. "Ruthie told me her husband Frank was underneath the car. It was so tragic."

N. San Jacinto off W. Dallas was blocked for hours while emergency crews tried to lift the vehicle high enough to pull Scheer's body out. Officials said fire and emergency crews were not able to revive him.

"It was just tragic, just tragic," said Lawler. "They have been living here for almost 7 years, and he is such a nice man."

Scheer's body was transported to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for an autopsy.

According to investigators, Cook-Scheer was intoxicated at the time of the incident.. She was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter.

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