‘Manchester United impossible to turn down’, says Italy star

first_img Matteo Darmian 1 Matteo Darmian says he didn’t think twice about joining Manchester United this summer.The Italian moved to Old Trafford in July after the Red Devils paid Torino around £12.5m for his services.Several clubs had shown an interest in the right-back but after United came calling the 25-year-old says there was only one option.“When Manchester United called me, I didn’t have to think about it for a second – it’s impossible to turn them down,” Darmian told Tuttosport.“I still follow Torino, they did well against Pescara and have the ability to get better.“Everything’s in place for another good season.”last_img read more

Killer’s photos bringing in leads

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was flooded Wednesday with calls and e-mails after releasing the photos of more than 50 women who were photographed by a man now on Death Row for murdering two aspiring models in the 1980s. In the penalty phase of his trial, William Richard Bradford implied to his jury that he’d killed others. Now the challenge is tracking down the tips, including two from women claiming they were among the images that cold-case detectives publicized Tuesday and a single e-mail from an unidentified sender listing 12 names. The sheriff’s Web site alone had 25,000 hits since Tuesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesIn all, investigators hope the first round of leads will help identify 14 more of the women, though no lead has been verified yet, sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Taylor said. At least four have been recognized so far, including one murder victim. “I can’t say it’s for sure, but we’re working toward making some identifications,” Taylor said. Detectives are concerned that some of the women could have been victims of rape or murder between 1975 and 1984. The photographs belonged to Bradford, who is now on Death Row for killing two aspiring models in the early 1980s. Authorities say Bradford, now 60, posed as a freelance photographer and shot photos of women he met at bars and elsewhere. About 50 of his photos of women – many scantily clad and striking poses like amateur models – languished in an evidence room after being seized from Bradford’s home in 1984. Detectives rediscovered them last month while reviewing cold cases. One woman in the photos has since been identified as Donnalee Campbell Duhamel, a 31-year-old mother of two, whose decapitated body was found in a Malibu canyon in 1978. A sheriff’s official said the body was found a few days after the woman met Bradford at a bar. Bradford was never charged in that case. On Wednesday, Duhamel’s daughter questioned why it took so long but was relieved that authorities were investigating. “My mom just disappeared, and now she’s getting the attention I feel she deserves,” said Lisa Mora, 36, who was 7 when her mother vanished. Tracking down the remaining women won’t be easy. Investigators have received more than 100 calls since Tuesday. With Bradford known to have been in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and elsewhere before California, there could be leads across the country. And even when given leads on names, investigators will have to do lengthy background checks and interviews to match the photos. “We’re trying to put it all together,” said sheriff’s Lt. Debra Lenhart. “We’re hopeful.” Bradford was convicted in 1987 of first-degree murder in the strangulations of Shari Miller, 21, whom he met in a bar, and Tracey Campbell, 15, a neighbor. Prosecutors said he lured them into accompanying him with promises to help them in modeling careers. Miller’s body was found in a West Los Angeles parking lot in July 1984, while Tracey’s decomposed body was found in August 1984 at a campsite in the high desert north of Los Angeles. It is unclear whether Bradford has an attorney. An attorney who represented him in the past, Robert R. Bryan, did not return a call seeking comment. Mora, who lives in the Los Angeles area, believes Duhamel had never met Bradford before she went missing and that her mother had a boyfriend at the time. “I’m really surprised and pretty shocked,” said Mora, who was raised by her grandmother after her mother’s death. “I still my miss my mom.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more