Police: Hollywood Publicist Killed By Lone Gunman

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    Harold Martin Smith is said to have not had a conspiracy to kill Ronni Chasen.

    Police say evidence shows an ex-con acted alone in gunning down Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen.

    Beverly Hills Police Chief David Snowden tells The Associated Press that Harold Martin Smith, a 43-year-old career criminal, was the person who shot Chasen last November as she attempted to make a turn at an intersection.

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    He adds there was no conspiracy to kill her.

    Snowden said late Wednesday the case will be wrapped up in the next couple of weeks.

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    Police had looked at the possibility that Chasen was targeted by a hit man, but a tip to the show "America's Most Wanted" led detectives to Smith.

    Smith killed himself when police tried to question him.

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