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'He married her to kill her': 45 years after bride died, husband on trial for murder

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - A car crash that haunted a rookie Illinois police officer - and the cause of death of the young newlywed he found in the wreckage - took center stage Tuesday at the opening of the trial of the man charged with killing his bride nearly 45 years ago.

The death in 1973 of 19-year-old Noreen Kumeta Rudd was first considered to be the result of car crash injuries, and

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