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Breaking News: Former Benton County Judge Fred Staples confirmed dead

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- The Benton County Coroner's office has confirmed the death of former Benton County Judge, Fred Staples. Richland Police are investigating. They say his body was found outside his home on the 300 block of Greenbrook Place in Richland. Police are not saying how he died. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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