A report on Rick Ross dated March 29, 1967, by Dr. Harold McNeely, a clinical
psychologist, describes Ross’ mental and emotional problems as a child.
A September 10, 1975, report from Dr. Jerome J. Kaye, stated that Rick Ross
had been under his care from 1957 through September 1971. In 1965, at age 10, Ross
was put on the psychiatric drugs “Deaner” and “Librium” which he took daily in an
attempt to suppress his anti-social behavior.
A November 26, 1975, report by Dr. Thomas O’Brien states that Ross is “an
opportunist” and that during Ross’ second jailing, he showed “many signs of serious
psychological decompensation”. It is alleged that during his second jailing (for the jewelry theft) Ross made a serious suicide attempt.
The January 14, 1976, “Presentence Investigation” of Rick Ross for the jewelry
store embezzlement describes the July 23,1975, incident and states that he has spent
six weeks in jail since being arrested. Ross stated that he was seeking help from the
Fillmore Mental Clinic. This report recommended Ross serve a maximum term in the
A March 25, 1976, Arizona State Hospital report on Rick Ross by Dr. Domiclano
E. Santos states that Ross sought help at the Fillmore Mental Health Services because
of “anxiety, depression and sexual problems.” Dr. Domiclano reports that he saw Ross
as, “an arrogant, self-centered individual with some hostile tendencies” and as “an
individual who has sociopathic inclinations”. He further stated that, “Ricky has a
personality disturbance which started even as a child. … He does not seem to profit
from his past experiences and cannot realize that he has a responsibility to society to
control his behavior … Rick seems to demand immediate and instant gratification of
his desires and needs with no feelings for the interests of others with whom
he had some emotional attachments. He does not seem to identify himself with
society and its laws, and believes that punishments are an injustice.
I see Ricky as an individual who has sociopathic inclinations, and as a person with learning disability.