One Miami coronavirus death has an unusual distinction: It's being investigated as a murder
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MIAMI — Nearly 400 people in Miami-Dade County have died of complications of the novel coronavirus over the last few months. Now, one of those deaths is being investigated as a murder. The unusual case involves a luckless man named Johnny Copeland, 44, who died late last month of COVID-19 with contributing problems of pneumonia, obesity and hypertension. But with all that, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the chief cause of death was from complications of a gunshot wound that left Copeland paralyzed in 1997. With his death ruled a homicide, Miami detectives must try and track down ...

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