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Man Convicted In OC Nursing Student’s Death In Court For New Charges

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A registered sex offender convicted in the 2007 death of an OC nursing student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony count of possession of ammunition.

Police arrested 40-year-old John Burgess at his Hollywood apartment on Monday after two women who answered his craigslist ad seeking a roommate sparked concern.

The women told police they figured out who Burgess was after talking with him.

He reportedly told the women, both writers, that he had a true-life story he wanted to tell them.

Burgess faces up to three years in county jail if convicted in the newest case, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Burgess was released from prison last December after serving roughly half of his five-year term for his guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter and a misdemeanor count of concealment of an accidental death involving San Diego State student Donna Jou.

Burgess said he dumped her body into the ocean in 2007 after she overdosed. He also met her on craigslist.

He’ll be back in court August 8.

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