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SC coroner reopens 2001 Rock Hill shooting case

ROCK HILL, SC -

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A coroner will hold a trial to decide if a South Carolina woman committed suicide in 2001 or was killed by someone else.

The previous coroner ruled 35-year-old Melissa Motz's death a suicide, then later changed his mind and said he couldn't determine how she died.

Current York County Coroner Sabrina Gast plans to hold an inquest this summer, where a jury of 6 hears testimony and determines a cause of death. Gast says she reopened the case after Motz's parents raised questions about the death.

Authorities say Motz died after being shot in a car in a parking lot.

Prosecutors say they haven't brought charges against anyone because they haven't been given enough evidence.

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