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Career criminal acted alone in killing publicist

Investigators said Wednesday that they believe a Hollywood publicist was killed by the career criminal who committed suicide last week in a seedy apartment lobby as police closed in on him. The announcement by Beverly Hills police marks a major break in an investigation that has baffled detectives for nearly month and stunned Hollywood ever since Ronni Chasen was gunned down while driving home from a movie premiere in her Mercedes in November. Beverly Hills Police Chief David Snowden said it was a “robbery gone bad” committed by Harold Martin Smith, who has a rap sheet dating back at least
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