SALT LAKE CITY -- A Hawaii man has been ordered to stand trial in a cold-case murder police say was solved by DNA testing.
The 59-year-old defendant, Alan Lee Marx, is accused of beating another transient to death with bricks on Salt Lake City's west side in 1997.
Marx was ordered Thursday to stand trial for the murder of a 77-year-old drinking buddy, Ward "Hank" Woolverton.
Police Det. Michael Hardin says he reopened the case two years ago after finding a bloody shirt and cigarette butts in a police locker that had never been tested for DNA.
Hardin says DNA results and a confession led to an arrest in Hawaii when Marx was questioned.
His public defender, Adam Elmore, didn't return a phone message Thursday from The Associated Press.