Report: RFK Jr.’s wife found hanged

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, May 17, 2012 13:34 EDT
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Mary Richardson Kennedy. Photo: Screenshot via The Associated Press.
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A coroner ruled on Thursday that the cause of death for Mary Richardson Kennedy was suicide, and an unnamed source told The Associated Press she was found hanging in her New York home.

Kennedy had grappled with drug and alcohol problems, and at the time of her death was in the process of divorcing her husband, the son of former Senator and assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. They had four children.

Kennedy’s body was found on Wednesday, and a medical examiner has said she died due to asphyxiation.

This video is from The Associated Press, published Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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