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New York Times Reporter On Latest In O'Connell Case

The New York Times

The family of Michelle O'Connell, who was found dead in the home she shared with a St. Johns deputy in 2010, wants an expanded probe into her shooting.

O’Connell’s family and other friends continue to demand a new coroner’s inquest into the matter. The family and their lawyer Benjamin Crump brought this request and testimony from a new witness to State Attorney R.J. Larizza’s office in St. AugustineTuesday.

While her death has been officially ruled a suicide, many associated with the case believe she was killed by her boyfriend, St. Johns County Deputy Jeremy Banks. He remains on the job today.

WJCT's Melissa Ross spoke with New York Times investigative journalist Walt Bogdanich, the lead reporter in a joint investigation with PBS Frontline of O'Connell's death, about the history of the case and where it stands today.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.