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Accused Child Molestor Found Dead

Last updated on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

(UNDATED) - A California man set to go on trial this week in Brown County on child molesting charges is dead.

70-year-old Richard Wayne Hyde, died inside his home in Bodfish, California, around 4:05 p.m. on Sunday. Kern County Deputy Coroner Jeff Cameron, says Hyde suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Hyde's trial was scheduled to begin in Brown Circuit Court today.

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