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Costa Mesa man found guilty of 1979 cold-case murder in Torrance
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Thursday convicted a 62-year-old Costa Mesa man of first-degree murder in the 1979 cold-case killing of a nurse in Torrance.
Douglas Bradford shook his head but showed little emotion as the jury read the guilty verdict. He faces a sentence of 26 years to life in prison when he returns to court Oct. 10.
Lynn Knight, a 28-year-old nurse from Canada, was found brutally slain in her Torrance apartment on Aug. 30, 1979. The killer used a homemade garrote to strangle her and slashed her body with a sharp object.
Bradford had dated Knight shortly before herRead more...
Torrance police seek suspect in Smart & Final liquor theft
Torrance police are looking for a man who entered Smart & Final at 2775 Pacific Coast Highway with a bag of Purina dog food and filled a shopping bag with liquor. He then tried to return the dog food for cash. The cashier recognized him as someone who previously had tried to fraudulently return merchandise there. When the manager questioned him, he and a woman fled with the liquor. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 310-328-3456.
Published by The Daily Breeze.com