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Ronald Richard Cloud extradited to Fauquier County

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The man accused of killing an estate manager in Fauquier County in 1980 has been extradited to Virginia this week.

Authorities extradited Ronald Richard Cloud, 65, from Mount Olive Correctional Center in West Virginia to Fauquier County for arraignment. He’s currently held in Winchester.

Cloud is a suspect in connection with the slaying of 30-year-old Brad Baker, who was killed on New Year’s Eve in 1980. Cloud is facing charges of first degree murder.

Baker was working as a manager at the Kinloch Estate, a 1900 acre horse and cattle farm. Authorities say someone broke into Baker's house, and with the victim's own shotgun, shot Baker twice, killing him.

Cloud was the stepson of a man who was fired from the Kinloch Estate the same day Baker was slain. Baker was the manager of the estate. Cloud reportedly confessed to the killing. He claimed that his stepfather had no involvement in the slaying.

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