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Girlfriend of slain UF student testifies


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GAINESVILLE – At times fighting through tears, the former girlfriend of a slain University of Florida student said her boyfriend expressed concerns before meeting up with her ex, who is on trial for killing him.

Erika Friman testified today in the murder trial of Pedro Bravo, who prosecutors say strangled Christian Aguilar to death in September 2012 because of his obsession with Friman.

Friman says she was shocked when Bravo moved to Gainesville from Miami and lied to him about dating Aguilar so she didn’t “push him over the edge.”

Later she helped coordinate a meeting between the two men, so Aguilar could help Bravo work through depression.

Friman and Aguilar had plans later that night for dinner, but he never showed.

Bravo is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and other charges.

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