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By Lisa Redmond

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WOBURN — The attorney for Robert Gulla says the 2010 murder of a 19-year-old Groton woman two years ago was a “classic case” of a love triangle.

Gulla, then 19, of Shirley, loved Allison Myrick, but Myrick loved someone else, defense sattorney John Galvin said.

Prosecutor Lisa McGovern agreed this is a classic case of domestic violence with fatal results.

McGovern described Gulla as a jealous and controlling man whose jealously turned to rage when his ex-girlfriend began dating someone else.

On Jan. 23, 2010, Gulla allegedly beat and fatally stabbed the Fitchburg State College freshman in the basement of his family’s Shirley home.

Gulla is charged with first-degree murder and violation of a restraining order.

At a hearing on Monday, a court clinician determined Gulla is competent to stand trial. Jury selection is expected to begin on Tuesday.

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