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July 26, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
When photographer Bill Bradford was found guilty in 1987 of murdering two aspiring models, he made an ominous statement to jurors deciding whether he should be sentenced to death. "Think of how many you don't even know about," he said. Bradford, now 60, was eventually sent to death row, but detectives never forgot his warning. Nearly 20 years later, Sheriff's Department officials took a new look at his file and found something that gave them chills.
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July 26, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
When photographer Bill Bradford was found guilty in 1987 of murdering two aspiring models, he made an ominous statement to jurors deciding whether he should be sentenced to death. "Think of how many you don't even know about," he said. Bradford, now 60, was eventually sent to death row, but detectives never forgot his warning. Nearly 20 years later, Sheriff's Department officials took a new look at his file and found something that gave them chills.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1997
The state Supreme Court upheld two Los Angeles County death sentences Monday, one of them for an amateur photographer who strangled two would-be models in 1984. The court ruled 6 to 1 that Bill Bradford's rights were not violated during his trial's penalty phase, in which he prevented family members from being called as witnesses, asked to represent himself and told jurors to "think of how many [murders] you don't even know about." One victim, Shari Miller, 21, had told friends she had a job modeling motorcycle clothes in the desert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1997
The state Supreme Court upheld two Los Angeles County death sentences Monday, one of them for an amateur photographer who strangled two would-be models in 1984. The court ruled 6 to 1 that Bill Bradford's rights were not violated during his trial's penalty phase, in which he prevented family members from being called as witnesses, asked to represent himself and told jurors to "think of how many [murders] you don't even know about." One victim, Shari Miller, 21, had told friends she had a job modeling motorcycle clothes in the desert.
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June 8, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Tracey Campbell and Shari Miller led very different lives. Campbell, a 15-year-old student, had recently moved to Los Angeles from Missoula, Mont., and lived quietly with four other family members in a one-room apartment, scarcely venturing outside her Westside neighborhood. Miller, six years older than Campbell, apparently lived out of her car and performed odd jobs when she could find them. She had a large circle of acquaintances and hung out at a bar known as the Meet Market.
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July 7, 1994
The Alhambra Fire Prevention Division is conducting a campaign for water and pool safety. The division officers will be giving talks to businesses, schools and clubs on water safety through July. The division will visit private homes and apartments with pools to make safety recommendations. Those wishing to schedule a presentation should call fire prevention specialist Shari Miller at (818) 570-5193.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1998
An explosion and fire Sunday destroyed an Alhambra apartment building, injuring five people, and officials said they were investigating whether a bomb caused the blast. The explosion in an eight-unit building in the 1300 block of South Freemont Avenue was reported at 5:09 p.m. Initially, callers said a car was on fire in front of the building, said Alhambra Fire Department spokeswoman Shari Miller. When firefighters arrived, however, the building was engulfed in flames, Miller said.
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March 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Double murderer William Bradford, who implied to his jury that he had killed others, has died of natural causes while awaiting execution in a California prison. He was 61. Bradford was sentenced to death in 1988 for the murders four years earlier of Shari Miller and Tracey Campbell in the Los Angeles area. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said he died Monday at a prison medical facility in Vacaville. Bradford was an amateur photographer who lured the young women by promising them jobs as models.
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July 18, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The body of an unidentified adult man was found Tuesday in the rubble of a longtime Alhambra strip mall destroyed by fire the day before, officials said. The man's remains, discovered by Alhambra firefighters around 11 a.m., were charred beyond recognition and authorities have not yet confirmed his identity. The Los Angeles County coroner's office plans to conduct an autopsy today or Thursday. No other victims have been discovered. The fire at the plaza caused an estimated $3 million in damage.
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June 8, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Tracey Campbell and Shari Miller led very different lives. Campbell, a 15-year-old student, had recently moved to Los Angeles from Missoula, Mont., and lived quietly with four other family members in a one-room apartment, scarcely venturing outside her Westside neighborhood. Miller, six years older than Campbell, apparently lived out of her car and performed odd jobs when she could find them. She had a large circle of acquaintances and hung out at a bar known as the Meet Market.
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August 24, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
In the month since the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released the photos of 47 women taken by a suspected serial killer two decades ago, the trail has led in many unexpected directions. Eva La Rue, a star on the CBS drama "CSI: Miami," came forward to say that convicted killer Bill Bradford took photos of her and her sister two decades ago.
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October 4, 2006 | Michael Muskal, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives Tuesday released about 30 additional photographs taken by William Richard Bradford in hopes of learning if people in the pictures were victims of the convicted killer. In July, officials released photos of 54 women photographed by Bradford two decades ago. One woman, it was discovered because of her photograph, had been strangled and dumped in the high desert. About two dozen women in that first round of photographs have come forward.
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