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Man to serve 15 years for shooting estranged wife

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A jammed gun away from a murder- suicide.’

By Tom Wilmoth

    Authorities were a jammed gun away from having to investigate a murder/suicide instead of an aggravated malicious wounding this past March, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance.
    Nance said 64-year-old Ronald Lee Lumsden of Moneta admitted to having every intention of killing his estranged wife and then himself when he went to her home on March 19. As it was, he shot the victim twice leaving her with permanent damage.


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