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July 28, 2014: Second Suspect Charged in Long Beach Home-Invasion Robbery

Sarah Ardalani, Public Information Officer

The mother of a man reportedly involved in a fatal home-invasion robbery was charged today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Ruby Adams (dob 8/13/64) is charged with her son Gus Adams in case NA099761 with first-degree residential burglary and first-degree residential robbery.

The female defendant is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Long Beach in Department S01.

Prosecutors are recommending that her bail be set at $175,000.

The felony complaint also contains a special allegation that Ruby Adams inflicted elder abuse in the commission of the crime.

Prosecutors said on July 22 Ruby Adams served as a lookout while Gus Adams, 26, and accomplice Andrea Miller, 28, reportedly broke into a home in Long Beach. The homeowner, an 80-year-old man, walked in while Adams and Miller were burglarizing his home.

After the alleged burglars beat the victim, the elderly man armed himself with a handgun and fatally shot Miller. Following the shooting, defendant Gus Adams fled the scene.

Authorities were alerted about the robbery, located Gus Adams and arrested him. Two days after the incident, police also apprehended Ruby Adams in connection with the crime.

If convicted as charged, Ruby Adams faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Long Beach Police Department.