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Police: Defense attorney fatally shot in Kentucky

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SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - Officials say a defense attorney well known in his small, southern Kentucky town has been shot and killed outside of his law office by a man who wanted his help but was turned down.

Somerset police say 57-year-old Mark Stanziano was shot at least four times about 8 a.m. Friday by a man who lives across the street. Police say 40-year-old Clinton D. Inabnitt was waiting for Stanziano and that witnesses described him wordlessly shooting the attorney. Inabnitt is charged with murder.

A police citation says Inabnitt told officers that he shot Stanziano because the attorney declined to help him with a problem Thursday night and laughed at him.

Somerset Police Department spokesman Shannon Smith declined to describe the problem but said Stanziano would not have been able to help.

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