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Nigeria: suspected serial killer Gracious David West appears in court

By AFP
21 November 2019   |   2:45 pm
Gracious David West, accused of the murder of ten women, appears at a court in Port Harcourt, a major city in southern Nigeria. His trial was adjourned until Thursday after just a few minutes in court. He has already pleaded guilty to nine of the ten killings.

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