Man Seeks DNA Test in 1981 SC Murder Conviction

YORK, S.C. (AP) - A man convicted of killing a York County woman in 1981 is again asking for DNA testing that he says might point to the real killer.

The Herald of Rock Hill reported ( that 67-year-old William Hullett was in court in York on Monday seeking to clear his name.

Sixty-nine-year-old Bessie Kate Alexander was killed in 1981 at her home outside Smyrna.

Hullett has been in prison since his 1982 conviction.

His lawyers from the Wisconsin Innocence Project suggest that similarities between the deaths of Alexander and two other elderly women who were killed in 1981 in western York County suggests the same person committed all the crimes.

Prosecutors say Hullett confessed both to police and his first lawyers in 1982 before pursuing an insanity defense.

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