Prosecutors Move to Extradite Serial Killer from Illinois who Murdered OC Woman in 1986.
Robbin Brandley's parents, who campaigned for Marsy's Law, pushed for extradition under the California Constitutional Amendment.
Following Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's action to abolish the death penalty in that state, prosecutors in Orange County began steps to extradite an admitted serial killer to California where he is charged with the stabbing death of a Saddleback College student in 1986 and four other murders.
Andrew Urdiales has been on death row in Illinois for seven years for murders in Illinois. The former Marine also admitted killing five women in Southern California, including Robbin Brandley, 23, who was stabbed 41 times in a Saddleback College parking lot. Her parents, Jack and Genielle Reilley, are long-time victims' rights activists who campaigned for the passage of Marsy's Law in 2008. The Reilleys have pushed hard for authorities to extradite Urdiales under provisions of Marsy's Law.
More information can be read in the following OC Register article:
O.C. wants killer after death sentence lifted
By Larry Welborn
SANTA ANA – Orange County prosecutors took steps Thursday to extradite an admitted serial killer from Illinois, less than a day after the Illinois governor abolished the death penalty in that state and commuted the death sentences of all prisoners on death row.
The decision by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn lifted the death sentences given to 15 killers there, including convicted serial murderer Andrew Urdiales, who is also charged in Orange County with the stabbing death of a Saddleback College student in 1986 and four other slayings.
Urdiales has been on death row in Illinois for seven years after he was convicted in 2004 of murdering a 21-year-old woman in Livingston County in 1996. He was also convicted and sentenced to death in 2002 of murdering two Chicago-area women, but that death sentence was commuted by a previous Illinois governor.