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Crime Experts No Longer Sure That Ronni Chasen Murder Was Random

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Seems like everything we think we know about this case completely changes from day to day!

Yesterday, police were saying that Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen's murder was a random act of violence, but now criminologists are saying that the killing seems like a professional hit to them.

Here's what former California prosecutor Robin Sax had to say about the case:

"It just doesn't seem believable. Chasen had three perfect shots to the chest, which sounds like the work of a professional. The notion of Smith coming into $10,000 didn't just come from nowhere, and the fact that the bullet cases weren't found indicates that this person knew what they were doing and it was hardly random."

Here's what L.A. criminal defense attorney Angelyn Gates had to say about the situation:

"In theory, there could be, and should be, residue on the bicycle, which would be a huge indicator. Unless he was smart enough to think his bike has residue on it and he took a scrub brush and washed it down, they should be able to find some residue on the bike."

And more from Gates:

"I don't know why in the initial reports they were saying it couldn't be someone from the streets or the sidewalk because now they're saying completely the opposite. [Smith on a bike] doesn't make a lot of sense because nobody from the original reports said anything about a guy on a bike and it's hard to get away on a bike fast."

Guess we'll see what revelations come up next! At least they're getting CLOSER to figuring it out.


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Hollywood Publicist's Murder Was Random Act Of Violence, Says Police

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So sad.

It seems that the brutal murder of well known publicist Ronni Chasen was a robbery gone bad. Many believed it was someone she knew, but that is not the case.

The Beverly Hills Police have completed 70 percent of their investigation and discovered that the gun used in Chasen's murder was the same one that Harold Smith used to kill himself last week.

Authorities received a tip through America's Most Wanted as Smith bragged to neighbors that he shot Chasen for $10,000 while he was on his bicycle.

BHPD don't believe that Smith was working for anyone else, nor did he get paid. The only think he collected was money from a lawsuit.

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Guns DO Match In Ronni Chasen Murder Case

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Earlier in the week, we heard that the gun belonging to Harold Smith, a suspect who committed suicide, did not match the gun wounds found on Ronni Chasen's body.

Now, according to ballistics tests on Smith's weapons, it appears that there IS a match to the bullets recovered from Chasen's body.

It's looking like Harold Smith may be the murderer, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.

What do U think about this new information?

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Guns Don't Match In Ronni Chasen Murder Case

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Clues in the murder case of Hollywood publicist, Ronni Chasen are not matching up, according to Beverly Hills investigators.

New reports are coming out that Harold Smith, the man linked to her murder, was most likely not the gunman as the gun he used to commit suicide does not match the gun wounds found on Chasen's body.

Several clues pointed to Smith as he allegedly "bragged" about getting paid $10,000 to kill Chasen and police acted on a tip they received from America's Most Wanted.

Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman Lt. Tony Lee now says that there is a possibility that Smith had no ties to the publicist, adding, "At this time, it is unknown if this individual was involved in the Chasen homicide."


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