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Guilty plea in Port Angeles kidnapping, killing

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Port Angeles man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and killing her boyfriend in Port Angeles.

Gary Borneman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Clallam County Superior Court to charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping. He’ll be sentenced April 1.

KNOP-AM in Port Angeles says prosecutors dropped other charges in the plea deal.

Police say 40-year-old Borneman kidnapped Rebecca Messinger on Oct. 7. He took her to the home she shared with 40-year-old Jerry Howell, tied her to a vehicle and went into the home where he fatally shot Howell.

Messinger managed to escape and called police while hiding in the nearby bushes.

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