- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A prisoner and former cab driver has been given a life sentence for the stabbing death of a 71-year-old woman in her South Salt Lake home 25 years ago.

Gary Dean Hilfiker was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May to aggravated murder. The 56-year-old is already is serving a life sentence at the Utah State Prison for the 1992 murder of his 38-year-old girlfriend, Marsha Haverty.

Hilfiker was charged this spring with the 1989 death of Flora Rundle.

He had given rides to Rundle several times, and was charged with breaking into her home, stabbing her and taking a couple hundred dollars from her purse.

Investigators ran DNA evidence preserved from Rundle’s death into a national database in January and came up with a match to Hilfiker.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide