Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Daughter, Then Killing Her

(March 1, 2008)--A North Texas man has pleaded guilty for having sex with and then strangling his 13-year-old daughter in Wyoming in 1985.

Fremont County, Wyo., District Judge Norman Young sentenced 60-year-old Jerry Joe Bradish of New Fairview, Texas, to life plus 18 to 20 years in prison.

Bradish told a courtroom in Lander, Wyoming, on Wednesday that he killed the girl so he could collect $10,000 on a life insurance policy.

At the time she was killed, Teresa Bradish was living in a group home.

Bradish recounted taking the girl for a drive and then talking her into having sex.

Bradish then described how he strangled his daughter.

Bradish has admitted guilt to first-degree murder.

He also has pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault.

The case was revived last year after DNA from sperm retrieved from the girl's body matched DNA from work gloves that Bradish had thrown away in Texas.

New Fairview is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

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