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W.Va. prisoner admits cold case slaying in Va.

September 4, 2014
Associated Press

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia prisoner already serving a life term has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the decades-old slaying of a man who managed a famed estate in Virginia's horse country.

Richard Cloud was sentenced to life in prison after entering his plea Thursday in Fauquier (faw-KEER') County Circuit Court in the 1980 New Year's Eve slaying of Brad Baker, the manager of Kinloch Farm.

Kinloch was an estate owned by relatives of Stephen Currier of the famed Currier and Ives prints and banker and philanthropist Andrew Mellon.

Cloud will be returned to West Virginia's Mount Olive Correctional Facility for kidnapping, conspiracy and sexual assault dating to 1988, according to FauquierNow ( ).

In court, Cloud apologized for slaying Baker.

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