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Ronni Chasen murder case closed, police say

Veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen is seen in this file photo. Chasen was shot to death in Beverly Hills while driving home from a movie premiere on Nov. 16, 2010.

July 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The case of slain Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen is closed.

Beverly Hills police said detectives conducted an exhaustive investigation that included reviewing financial documents as well as thousands of emails, text messages and tips.

They're confident Harold Martin Smith acted alone in shooting Chasen as she drove home from a movie premiere.

Smith, a career criminal, killed himself as police moved in to question him.

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