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Trial begins for man accused of killing ex-girlfriend in 1979
Trial begins for man accused of killing ex-girlfriend in 1979

Douglas Bradford entered his ex-girlfriend’s studio in the summer of 1979 wielding a weapon he had fashioned at home: a garrote made of wooden mop handles connected by a thick wire, a prosecutor said Monday. He wrapped the wire around her neck and pulled the handles, slicing through her throat, but that didn't kill her, the prosecutor said, so Bradford grabbed a nearby knife and stabbed her thigh, cutting her femoral artery. Bradford continued to mutilate Lynne Knight’s body after she died, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. John Lewin told jurors during opening statements of the murder trial against Bradford, nearly 35 years after Knight's body was found in...

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