The Orange County district attorney's office said Tuesday that it would seek the death penalty for a serial killer, convicted of slaying three women in Illinois, who is charged with murdering five women in Southern California, including one from Laguna Beach.
Andrew Urdiales, 47, is charged with killing women in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties from 1986 to 1995. He is charged with having sex with some of the victims before stabbing them multiple times or shooting them, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
On Jan. 18, 1986, Robbin Brandley, 23, of Laguna Beach, was walking to her car at Saddleback College after a jazz concert when Urdiales allegedly followed her and stabbed her 41 times in her hands, back, chest and neck, and then fled the scene.
Urdiales was convicted of the Illinois murders in 2002 and 2004 and was sentenced to death, authorities said, but his sentence was commuted to life without parole.