- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday in the 1979 slaying of a Canadian nurse he dated earlier that year.

Jurors found Douglas Gordon Bradford, 62, guilty of the murder of Lynne Knight, who was 28, City News Service reported.

The verdict in a Los Angeles courtroom came more than three decades after the neonatal nurse was stabbed more than 15 times and strangled with a homemade wire garrote in her home in Torrance.

Bradford, an engineer from Orange County, was arrested in 2009 after the case went cold for decades. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 10.

During the trial, prosecutors said Bradford made the garrote, sneaked into Knight’s home and attacked her while she slept. Bradford had stewed for several months since the couple’s breakup and was angry that Knight had wanted to date other men, John Lewin, deputy district attorney, said in his closing argument last week.

Defense attorney Robert Shapiro insisted his client was innocent and said prosecutors failed to prove the allegations.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide