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Local News in Brief : Killer Again Fires Lawyers

February 02, 1988

William Bradford, convicted of the 1984 murders of two models, on Monday fired the attorneys who are supposed to help him avoid the gas chamber.

It was the second time in recent weeks that Bradford, 41, dismissed attorneys Charles Lindner and Dale Rubin. Bradford asked to have the lawyers reinstated a day after he fired them last month when it became apparent that he needed their guidance in the penalty phase of his trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Lindner said Bradford dismissed the two lawyers again Monday. Bradford then conducted the cross-examination of two women, including his former wife. Both women testified that Bradford had abused them. Bradford asked few questions.

The current phase of Bradford's trial is to determine if he receives the death penalty for strangling Shari Miller, 21, and Tracey Campbell, 15, in 1984. The same jury that convicted him of the murders Dec. 18 is considering the penalty.

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