- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A prisoner serving two life sentences in Utah for the murders of two women is asking for a parole hearing.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/1Ny1J9w) Saturday that Gary Dean Hilfiker made a plea before members of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole earlier this week.

The 57-year-old former cab driver says drug and alcohol addiction led to episodes of psychosis that drove him to kill.

Board member Robert Yeates says the panel has 30 days to vote on whether to grant him a hearing.

Hilfiker had already been sentenced for the 1992 killing of his girlfriend, Marsha Haverty, when he was charged in the 1989 stabbing death of Flora Rundle.

Investigators matched DNA tied to Rundle’s death to Hilfiker in January 2014.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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