Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicide

In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings says it was

Kentucky lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life with self-inflicted gunshot on lonely rural road

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Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Mount Washington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

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