Death Row Inmate Ordered To Stand Trial In 4 More Murders

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Convicted serial killer Chester Turner, who is on death row for murdering 10 women in Los Angeles County, has been ordered to stand trial once again.

Turner, 44, has been ordered to stand trial in the deaths of four more women who were killed between 1987 and 1998.

He is now charged with the June 5, 1987, slaying of Elandra Bunn; the Nov. 16, 1992, murder of Debra Williams; the Dec. 16, 1992, killing of Mary Edwards; and the Feb. 22, 1997, slaying of Cynthia Annette Johnson.

Turner, a former pizza delivery man, was sentenced to death in 2007 for murdering 10 women in Los Angeles County. At the time, he lived within 30 blocks of each of the killings.

Turner was linked to the four other strangulations through DNA test results after being arrested and convicted of raping a woman in the Skid Row area in 2002, according to police.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned later this month.


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