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Man, 69, convicted of four-decade-old Hollywood murder

Posted: 7:39 PM, Jul 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-15 01:39:55Z
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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