Convicted killer found guilty of 5 California murders
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted killer has been found guilty of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office says jurors on Wednesday convicted Andrew Urdiales of five counts of murder with multiple enhancements.
The verdict raises to eight the number of women killed by the 53-year-old former Marine.
Urdiales was previously convicted of killing three women in Illinois in 2002 and 2004. He was given a death sentence that was commuted to life without parole after Illinois barred the death penalty.
He was extradited to California in 2011 to stand trial in the murders of five women in Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties between 1986 and 1995. For these killings, California prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.