Trial date set for serial strangling suspect

PONTIAC (AP) -- A 67-year-old serial strangling suspect is scheduled to stand trial next year on a first-degree murder charge in the 1968 killing of a Pontiac woman.

An Oakland County Circuit Court judge last Thursday set an April 25 trial date for Nolan R. George of Hamilton, Ohio. He's charged in the killing 36-year-old Gwendolyn Perry.

Authorities say George strangled women with their undergarments.

A judge ruled last month that a decades-old confession can be used in his trial. Defense lawyer Michael McCarthy plans to try to keep George's statement out of the trial.

George was freed in 1982 after 12 years in prison for killing 22-year-old Frances Brown of Lake Orion. He also served time in Ohio for strangling a woman and is suspected in other attacks.

Published: Mon, Dec 6, 2010