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Ex-Cop Fuhrman Makes Radio Debut

January 10, 1998

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) _ Mark Fuhrman, the former Los Angeles police detective who gained notoriety in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, is on talk radio.

Fuhrman has been hired to share the microphone every Thursday afternoon on the Mike Fitzsimmons show.

``It’s a weekly feature on crime,″ station manager Brian Paul said. ``We figured his expertise in that area is good.″

Many fault Fuhrman’s perjured testimony about his use of racial slurs for undermining the case against Simpson. He was given three years’ probation after pleading no contest to perjury and retired after Simpson was acquitted in 1995.

During his first show Friday, Fuhrman discussed the serial slayings of seven women in the Spokane area. Police believe there may be a connection between four of the killings, which happened in the last six months.

``I would give a digit off my right hand to be one of the detectives on this case,″ Fuhrman told listeners. Earlier, he had visited two sites where the womens’ bodies were dumped.

Fuhrman is now an electrician in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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