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Judge schedules hearing on whether to rule Kenneth Abbott officially dead

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 7:10 p.m.
 

A Butler County judge set an Oct. 1 hearing on whether to officially declare dead a man whose son is charged in his death.

Police said they believe Colin Abbott killed Kenneth Abbott and his wife, Celeste, before burning their remains and scattering them on their estate in Brady. Police previously said DNA identified Celeste Abbott's remains, but tests are still pending on those believed to belong to Kenneth Abbott.

Kathleen F. Neal, Kenneth Abbott's sister, wants him declared dead as part of the legal proceedings surrounding the Abbotts' estate. Kenneth Abbott's will, changed about two months before the couple's slayings, left the bulk of his estate, valued at several million, to Colin Abbott.

Colin Abbott is awaiting trial on criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse.

 

 
 


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