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Investigation into Mont. police shooting of Fla. man

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) -- Park County officials have scheduled an inquest in the shooting death of an 81-year-old Florida man who reportedly shot the mother of a young genius the man obsessed over.

County Attorney Brett Linneweber and Coroner Al Jenkins say the inquest into the death of Thomas Kyros of New Port Richey, Florida, will be held July 12. An inquest is required when someone is killed by a law enforcement officer.

Kyros was shot Jan. 17 during a standoff with officers who responded to a report that Kyros had shot Georgia Smith southwest of Livingston.

Authorities say Kyros became obsessed with 19-year-old Promethea Pythaitha after reading about her extraordinary intelligence, but believed her mother was interfering with the young woman's potential.

Kyros told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that he had sent Pythaitha money and books and was angry because he believed Smith had cut off contact.

Pythaitha told the newspaper in 2009 that Kyros had been harassing her.


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