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

Posted at 8:39 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 21:39:55-04
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.