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Man In Prison Charged With 1985 Flint Slaying

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William Hoss (Booking Photo, undated)

William Hoss (Booking Photo, undated)

FLINT (WWJ/AP) - A man convicted of murder serving time in a Michigan prison has been charged in the 1985 slaying of a Flint store clerk.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said in a statement Wednesday that 46-year-old William Hoss faces open murder and felony firearm charges in the shooting death of Darlene Paul on Sept. 8, 1985, at Darlene’s Market.

Police found Paul dead from a gunshot wound, and witnesses described the suspect seen running from the market to parked vehicle. Prosecutors say police collected blood samples along a trail to where the car had been and the samples were submitted to a state crime lab.

This January, the lab connected Hoss to the blood evidence based on a DNA test.

Hoss hasn’t yet been appointed an attorney. He is currently serving a prison sentence in New Haven.

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