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Ex-Marine indicted in slayings of 5 Calif. women

SANTA ANA, Calif. - SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted triple murderer has been indicted in the slayings of five Southern California women in the 1980s and '90s.

Andrew Urdiales, who's currently on death row in Illinois, was indicted Monday by an Orange County grand jury.

The former Marine is accused of killing one woman in Orange County, two in Riverside County and one in San Diego County while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton and Twentynine Palms in between 1984 and 1991.

Orange County prosecutors say he killed the fifth woman while on vacation in Palm Springs in 1995.

Prosecutors say Urdiales will be transported to California to face the charges after the evidentiary portion of his death penalty appeal concludes in Illinois.


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