Rickey Holdsclaw, 71, is charged with the murder of his wife 72-year-old Judy Helms in Gastonia, NC.

On March 4, 2021 Ricky allegedly shot his wife Judy at their home in the early morning around 7 a.m. Someone called police and they arrived to find Judy shot and badly injured. Paramedics transported Judy to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Rickey was arrested on the scene and is charged with first-degree murder.