Authorities charge W.Va. suspect in 1980 murder
posted Jan 15 2013 2:30PM
WARRENTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia authorities have made an arrest in a Fauquier County slaying that went unsolved for more than three decades.
Court records show that 64-year-old Ronald Cloud was charged on Tuesday with murder in the New Year's Eve 1980 shooting of Brad Baker.
The 30-year-old Baker was found with shots to his head and groin, with the front door window panes smashed out of the two-story farmhouse where he lived.
He was the manager of Kinloch Farm, an estate owned by relatives of Stephen Currier of the famed Currier and Ives prints.
Cloud is the stepson of a man who was fired from the estate the same day Baker was slain.
West Virginia records list Cloud as a prison inmate convicted of sexual assault.