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.