SkirmontMADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/21/18) — A Florence native residing in Madisonville was served an indictment warrant on murder and tampering with physical evidence charges.

A Madisonville Police Department arrest report reveals Ronald M. Skirmont, a Homestead resident, was served with the Boone County warrant Tuesday afternoon.

Skirmont, 76, is listed as being held in Hopkins County Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

According to a Northern Kentucky Tribune online article posted today on the news agency’s website, a Boone County grand jury indicted the Florence man Tuesday on the charges in connection to the 2016 death of his wife, Marilyn Skirmont, 74.

The news source indicated her death, initially reported by a 911 caller as suicide, was “not consistent with self-inflicted injuries” per first responders at the scene.

Per a Boone Commonwealth Attorney’s Office statement, Skirmont’s wife was found dead in the basement of her home at 159 Wellington Drive in Florence June 30, 2016, and appeared to have been deceased for more than 24 hours when first-responders got to the scene. It appeared efforts were also made to “clean up the scene.” An autopsy revealed she died from stab wounds to the neck. Skirmont claimed his wife had been “depressed and discussed committing suicide.”

Doreen Dennis
SurfKY News Director
Region 2


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