Convicted Serial Killer Back for 4th Trial

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A convicted serial killer is now faces a fourth trial in the 1986 fatal stabbing of a Tampa area woman.

Only 13 of the 70 prospective jurors questioned Monday recognized 50-year-old Oscar Ray Bolin Jr., who is on Florida’s death row for killing two other women.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/J6eZgA ) reports three convictions and two death sentences in the killing of 25-year-old Natalie Blanche Holley haven’t survived the appeals process.

So prosecutors are back in court.

But this time it’s a second-degree murder charge.

Holley’s mother is ailing and won’t attend the trial.

But Bolin’s wife, Rosalie, was there.

She left her prominent lawyer-husband to marry Bolin 17 year-ago after working on his rape and murder trial.

Officials expect the trial to be over by week’s end.

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