Homicide in Aberdeen

Mug shot of Eugene Ralph Ruff, 63. Ruff is charged with the first degree murder of his wife.
Catie Clark

The Aberdeen police department responded to a call from an unnamed party southwest of town just before 10 p.m. on Thursday night, to an address at 2202 S 3200 W.
When officers from Aberdeen and the county sheriff's office arrived, they found Bettilee Ruff, 62, shot dead inside a half-brick ranch-style home surrounded by trees and farm fields.
According to the press release issued Friday Morning by the Bingham County Sheriff: "Sheriff’s Deputies contacted Eugene R. Ruff, age 63, and it was determined that he had killed his wife."
Preliminary bail for Ruff was set at $1 million at a first felony appearance in court Friday afternoon. A preliminary hearing for Ruff is scheduled for July 19.
Read the entire story in the July 7 edition of the Morning News.