Chardon High School shooting victim's father Russell King, Sr. died of heroin overdose

CHARDON, Ohio - The father of a teen who died in the 2012 shooting at Chardon High School died earlier this year of a heroin overdose, the Geauga County Coroner reports.

Russell King, Sr. was found dead by a family member two years to the day after his son Russell King, Jr. was shot Feb. 27, 2012.

The official cause of death was ruled accidental acute intoxication by the combined effects of heroin and ethanol.


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