Trial to begin in case of man accused of murdering ex’s new boyfriend

Trial to begin in case of man accused of murdering ex’s new boyfriend
John Radavich

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend back in September of 2016 is set to appear in court for his trial in the next couple of days.

According to court documents from January 2017, John Radavich allegedly murdered Bob Tester because he felt that Tester was abusing Radavich’s ex-girlfriend.

Tester was bludgeoned and stabbed to death on September 6, 2016.

His 8-year-old daughter was sleeping next to him and was awakened by the sound of her father screaming. She told investigators she saw a man cutting her dad with a knife and sword.

The child tried to call family members, but wasn’t able to reach them. She said she didn’t want to call her grandmother until 7 a.m. because that’s when her grandmother woke up. So, she laid in bed for approximately five hours before she was able to call her grandmother, who called 911.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office learned through their investigation that Tester had a 17-year-old girlfriend who was living with Tester and his daughter. According to court documents, “[She] was assaulted by Bob and on 9/05/16 went to Kootenai County Hospital and was treated for a concussion.” Investigators pulled surveillance video from the hospital and saw the woman being treated for her injuries.

According to the young woman, she left the hospital and called her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old John Radavich, who came to her home. Court documents say Radavich “excused himself that evening 9/05/16 and said he had to take care of something. Bob Tester was killed in the early morning hours of 9/06/16.”

According to court documents filed in February 2019, Radavich’s father and Tester’s daughter are both expected to testify.

More details about this story can be found below:

Court docs: Teen’s abuse led to grisly murder

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