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Retired Police Officer Says He Didn't Kill Prostitute

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DURHAM — A retired Durham police officer says he didnot kill a prostitute. Broadus Crabtree proclaimed his innocence Tuesdayin a Durham courtroom.

Crabtree is charged with beating a woman to death in January. Investigators say they're looking at the possibility he may be linked toother unsolved murders.

Crabtree spent 16-years on the Durham police force before retiringthree years ago for medical reasons.

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