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Pasco Murder Investigation Autopsy Results

PACSO, Wash. - We now know what killed the Pasco man, who died Sunday night.

The Franklin County Coroner just completed an autopsy of the man's body. The coroner said 65-year-old Cleveland Everhart was living on a borrowed time.

95% of Everhart's major arteries in his heart were clogged. The coroner said Everhart's fight with 60-year-old Charles Harper caused Everhart a lot of undo stress and he died of a heart attack.

When police responded Everhart's home at 132 Hugo Avenue officers arrested Harper on probable cause for murder.  But the coroner said anyone with that much heart blockage could've easily died doing something else.

"If he had of being doing anything physical the outcome would've been the same, mowing the lawn, walking up stairs, shovelling snow," said Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel.

Prosecutors have not filed charges yet against Harper. They said will decide Wednesday afternoon if enough evidence exists to file murder charges.

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