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Retired Police Officer Says He Didn't Kill Prostitute

Posted June 24, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A retired Durham police officer says he did not kill a prostitute. Broadus Crabtree proclaimed his innocence Tuesday in 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 to other unsolved murders.

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