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Year in Review – #5

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Murder, suicide at bait shop

By The Staff

On the morning of July 9, Ronnie William Cairnes Sr., 55, the operator of Cedar Creek Bait and Tackle Shop, was shot to death while standing outside his business at Blakley Crossroads, not far from the Chester County line.

His killer was Darren Winchester, 46, who lived across the road from the store.

Cairnes’ family said Winchester had threatened to harm Cairnes a number of times before. Winchester had also tried to set fire to Cairnes’ business, a brother of Cairnes said.


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