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PASADENA -- A self-proclaimed preacher and reality TV contestant has been ordered to stand trial for the torture and murder of his girlfriend, ex-adult film actress, Felicia Tang.

A Pasadena judge ruled Tuesday that there is sufficient evidence to try 45 year old Brian Randone for the crimes.

Prosecutors say Randone beat and strangled 31 year old Felicia Lee, whose on-screen name was Felicia Tang, in their Monrovia apartment on September 11th.

Lee appeared in several adult films, including "Asian Fever' and "Hotel Decadance", and also modeled for the Playboy channel and had small roles in mainstream movies "Rush Hour 2" and "The Fast and Furious."

Tang could also be seen with reality star Tila Tequila in a popular 2003 erotic video found online, Tang and Tequila both nude and fondling each other in a pool.

Randone was a contestant on the 2000 Fox special "The Sexiest Bachelor in America." He didn't win.

Randone holds a bachelor's degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and a master's of divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, according to a brief 1996 biography on the Baylor University Web site.

Randone had a website in the early 2000s which appeared to focus on his ministry.

On the site he said that he "ministered to the hearts of believers and nonbelievers with his critically-acclaimed performances."

On the same site, Randone addressed his appearance in 2000 on "America's Sexiest Bachelor," writing that he had no plans to "try to be sexy." Representing his home state of Nebraska, and his own faith, he stated that he would "try to be a Christian first, a man second."

Randone remains behind bars on $2 million bail. He could face life in prison if convicted.

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