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Texas Prisoner Responds To Theory That He’s Responsible For Galveston Serial Murders

Is Edward Harold Bell a serial killer who preyed on young women around Galveston in the 1970s – or is he just the subject of a vast conspiracy?

Prison Inmate Edward Harold Bell
Edward Harold Bell, in prison for murder, responds to a theory from two investigators that he might be a serial killer responsible for numerous murders of young women in and around Galveston in the 1970s.

Houston Matters recently brought you the story of two investigators who have a theory as to who might’ve killed eleven young women in and around Galveston in the 1970s.

Their theory is that considerable circumstantial evidence points to Edward Harold Bell, who happens to already be in prison for a different murder in the 1970s.

We asked Bell if he had a response to that theory, and he does. Houston Matters senior producer Michael Hagerty traveled to the Texas prison where Bell is being held to find out what he has to say about these allegations.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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