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Earl Bradley Bench Trial To Commence


In a brief hearing yesterday, accused child molester Earl Bradley, answered questions before Judge William Carpenter as to his desire for a bench trial rather than a jury trial.  Bradley answered yes,  he had sufficient opportunity to discuss the matter with his attorneys.

Bradley’s defense team has abandoned a possible defense of guilty-but-mentally-ill which could have placed him in a mental institution rather than prison.

Due to massive publicity, the trial was to be moved from Sussex to New Castle County.  Now that jurors are not be needed, Carpenter may decide to move the case back to Sussex County.

Court observers reported that Bradley looked thinner, but still had long hair and dark rimmed glasses.

The bench trial is to commence June 1.


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