- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 69-year-old man has been convicted of killing a woman during a Hollywood apartment robbery nearly 44 years ago.

Authorities say Harold Holman was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and could face life in prison.

He’s already serving 45 years for killing a Santa Monica couple and for a string of high-rise residential burglaries in the 1980s.

Prosecutors say that in August 1972, Holman bludgeoned to death a 79-year-old widow, Helen Meyler, in her bed in a second-floor Hollywood apartment. She was robbed and sexually assaulted.

Authorities say DNA evidence found at the scene linked Holman to the crime. He was charged with Meyler’s murder last year.


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