In connection to the August 1st death of Ralph Cross, four strippers are facing charges.
According to reports, Cross, 55, purchased a new tire for four women, who were having car trouble. Cross then invited the women, who have been identified as Brittany Curry 28, Ponesha Taylor 23, Johniesha Simmons 19, and Lauteshia Dotson 23, into his home while he worked on their vehicle.
A witness in the area said he saw the victim arguing with three of the adult entertainers inside of the home early Tuesday morning, as the fourth sat in a white car outside. He said as he turned to walk toward his home, he heard a noise and saw the women leave the house, as one warned never to go back to the home. The women fled the scene.
Later that evening, Cross’ body was found inside the home with a gunshot wound to the back and his pockets turned inside out, which indicated a robbery.
Two days later, the women turned themselves in, after family and friends encouraged them to share their side of the story. Although the women refused to admit to the murder or reveal their role in the crime, they have all been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
Officials say, Curry is the one who pulled the trigger.