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Arrest Made In 1980 New Year's Eve Murder

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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.
    
WJLA-TV reports that 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.

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