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Ruling in Paschal death could be another month

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Coroner says it could be another month before any ruling is made in the suspicious death investigation of a former Albany pediatrician.

Coroner Michael Fowler says it could be that long before the G-B-I crime lab issues a report on forensic tests in the death of Dr. Tommy Paschal.

His body was discovered in his 3rd Avenue home February 18th.

He had been shot once in the mouth, but it's not clear yet if the case is a suicide or homicide.

"We're just waiting still," said Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler.  "For some of the tests to be completed. Maybe another month. They are backed up. The backlog is so far back. They are going to try to get us in there."

Four people who were questioned in Paschal's death but were never charged, are still being held in the Dougherty County jail on separate robbery charges.

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