Howard County Coroner offers records connected to student's suicide
FAYETTE - The Howard County Coroner's Office has offered to hand over records related to a January inquest over the death of Kenneth Suttner, which the inquest jury ruled a suicide.
Coroner Frank Flaspohler made the offer to a judge Wednesday morning. In October, the judge had ordered the records to be turned over to the Glasgow School District, and the coroner's office initially resisted, prompting a contempt warning from the court.
In a news release Flaspohler said he was worried photographs of Suttner would be included in the records request. Flaspohler said the judge ruled Wednesday the photographs are not to be included. The judge also said he would not hold anyone in contempt pending the resolution of other issues.
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