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Man Found Shot to Death in Knott County

Date of News Release: 11/13/2011

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On Saturday November 12, 2011 at approximately 11:45 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call that a male subject had been located lying beside the roadway on Steer Fork Road, in the Pine Top community of Knott County. KSP officers, along with Knott County Sheriff's Deputies and Trans Star EMS, were dispatched to the scene. There they located 60 year old Ruby Slone, of Mallie, deceased from an apparent gun shot wound.

During the initial investigation by KSP detectives, information was obtained that led to the apprehension and arrest of 29 year old Shauna L. Lopez, of Melvin, KY. Ms. Lopez was lodged in the KY River Regional Jail in Hazard. She is charged with murder, first degree robbery, and tampering with physical evidence. No bond has been set at this time. Mr. Slone's body was sent to the State Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Det. Chris Collins.

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