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Saturday, January 22, 2011

[WA] Former Washington State Trooper Ronda Reynolds' cause of death will be decided by a coroner's inquest

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Seattle Times
By Nancy Bartley
Thursday, January 20, 2011
[Excerpts] The cause of death of former Washington State Trooper Ronda Reynolds will be decided by a coroner's inquest, Lewis County's newly elected Coroner Warren McLeod has decided... He decided to appoint Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel to preside over the inquest... While the date hasn't been set yet, the inquest will be held in another county, McLeod said, because he fears the Lewis County jury pool might have been tainted by 12 years of publicity about the case. Recently, the case was the subject of an Ann Rule book, "In the Still of the Night: The Strange Death of Ronda Reynolds and Her Mother's Unceasing Quest for the Truth." Reynolds was found shot in the head in her closet at her home in Toledo, Lewis County, on the morning she was going to leave her husband, Ron Reynolds... Barb Thompson, her mother, spent years — and many legal steps — arguing that Reynolds didn't kill herself... [Full article here]
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