LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say a convicted double-murderer has been charged with killing an elderly woman more than 40 years ago.

Prosecutors said Thursday that Harold Holman has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 1972 bludgeoning of a 79-year-old woman.

Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman says DNA evidence tied Holman to the killing of Helen Meyler.

Meyler was bludgeoned with a blunt object and found dead in her bed in a high-rise apartment.

Silverman says 68-year-old Holman is serving a 45-year prison sentence for murdering an elderly couple amid a string of high-rise burglaries in the 1980s.

Holman faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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