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Man accused of murdering Creighton Baseball administrator denied bond

Suspect facing domestic violence charges from another incident
Posted at 3:01 PM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 16:02:13-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — According to court documents, 43-year-old Ladell Thornton, the man who allegedly murdered Creighton Baseball staffer Cristopher Gradoville, was denied bond today in Douglas County Court.

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Thornton has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

He is also facing charges related to alleged domestic violence strangulation and terroristic threats from a previous incident and is currently lodged at the Douglas County Department of Corrections.

During the 6 p.m. newscast, 3 News Now reporter Zach Williamson will talk to Gradoville's friends and colleagues about his loss and what he meant to the Creighton community.

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