SPOKANE, Wash-- A retrial for a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend and unborn child began Wednesday.

The defendant, John Lipinski, received a 31-year sentence in 2005 for tossing Melissa Saldivar from a moving vehicle. A judge granted him retrial because the original jury selection was not open to the public.

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Saldivar s ex boyfriend took the stand Wednesday, saying he heard Lipinski threaten to kill Saldivar the night of the murder. He added that there was a lot of drinking that night.

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