NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The former girlfriend of a New Hampshire man serving a life sentence for his role in the 2009 home invasion killing of a woman and maiming of her daughter says she used to call the suspect on trial now “Creepy Chris.”

Jillian Baptist made the comments Thursday during the murder trial of 21-year-old Christopher Gribble.

Gribble has acknowledged his role in the killing of Kimberly Cates and the maiming of her 11-year-old daughter, Jaimie, but he’s asking a jury to rule he was insane.

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Baptist is the former girlfriend of Steven Spader, who was convicted in November for his role in the Mont Vernon case.

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Baptist said Gribble had flirted with her, but she spurned his advances. When asked if Gribble could control himself, she said he could.

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