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Aug 13, 2013 11:51 AM by Bart Bedsole

No Criminal Connections Found in Greenwell Suicide

CORPUS CHRISTI - In a statement late Monday evening, Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin said no criminal connections were found in his office's investigation into the suicide death of 319th District Court Judge Tom Greenwell.

Greenwell took his own life with a handgun in his private office at the courthouse back on July 15.

Kaelin, in a posting on Facebook, released the following statement:

"As I posted several weeks ago, I said I would have nothing more to say on the Greenwell death until our investigation was completed. Today that task was finished. My Investigators, led by Captain Bill Edge, have determined that Judge Greenwell alone took his own life and that there was NO outside criminal activities whatsoever which lead to his death. The Judge was an honorable man who served his community well. Now I pray that our dearly departed Judge may rest in eternal peace. Thank you for your patience."

The posting puts to rest any rumors hinting otherwise that surfaced after Greenwell's death.

Kaelin made no mention of what other non-criminal factors may have contributed to the suicide.

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