Friday, January 27, 2012

Accused killer of Saddleback student in 1986 awaits trial

Murderer pleads not guilty to 1986 O.C. killing (OC Reg)

     A convicted Illinois triple murderer pleaded not guilty Friday to the slaying of five Southern California women.
     Andrew Urdiales, 47, pleaded not guilty to five felony murder charges and denied nearly a dozen sentencing enhancements, according to Orange County Superior Court records.
     Urdiales, a retired Marine who was stationed at Camp Pendleton and other military facilities from 1984 to 1991, was sentenced to death for three murders in Illinois, although two of those convictions were later commuted to life without the possibility of parole.
     Urdiales was extradited to Orange County last year to be tried in the death of Saddleback College student Robbin Brandley, who was killed in 1986, as well as the slayings of three women in Riverside County and one from San Diego County from 1986 and 1995….


Anonymous said...

I remember that murder. She was attacked and killed in the parking lot just below the fine arts building. It was horrible and everyone at the college was frightened.

Anonymous said...

I was on campus that night. I believe she was part of the crew that struck the set of a production that had concluded its run. The campus was numb for several weeks.

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