Frederick man, 64, charged with killing his wife

WASHINGTON — A Frederick, Maryland, man is in jail charged with a fatal assault on his wife.

George Worthington Ramer, 64, was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault on May 17. Police were called to Frederick Memorial Hospital on May 16 when Ramer’s wife, 72 year-old Diana Shaff Peckaitis, arrived with injuries she said were inflicted by Ramer.

Peckaitis was transferred to another hospital the next day, where she died of her injuries.

Frederick police say they’re still investigating. Ramer is being held without bond.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police at (301) 748-7122 or email them at

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