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Taximom
04-04-2007, 11:24 AM
Man accused of murdering 10 women, fetus goes on trial in LA

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/04/04/news/state/030307152202.txt

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DNA evidence ties a rapist to the murders of 10 women and an unborn fetus of one of those victims, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday during opening statements of a murder trial.

Chester D. Turner, 40, faces the death penalty if convicted of the murders, which spanned an 11-year period, and the special circumstances of multiple murder and murder committed during rape.
Deputy District Attorney Bobby Grace said Turner was finally caught after he was arrested in 2002 for raping a woman in Los Angeles.

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I wonder if there are others out there ("missing") that LE doesn't know about yet.

daphnec
05-03-2007, 03:30 PM
LOS ANGELES A man described by prosecutors as possibly Los Angeles' most prolific serial killer was convicted Monday of murdering 10 women and one victim's unborn baby in the 1980s and '90s.
The jury also found Chester Turner (javascript:siteSearch('Chester Turner');) guilty of the special circumstances of multiple murder and murder committed during rape. The six-man, six-woman jury had deliberated since April 26.
Turner did not appear to react as the jury's verdicts were read. He could receive the death penalty in the penalty phase of the trial, scheduled to begin Wednesday.
Only a handful of victims' relatives were present because of short notice of the verdict.
Turner, 40, is already serving an eight-year prison sentence for the 2002 rape of a woman in the run-down Skid Row neighborhood.
His DNA in that rape case linked him to the serial killings that spanned from 1987 to 1998.
Eight of the killings occurred in South Los Angeles when Turner was living in that area, the prosecution said.
One victim was Regina Washington, 27, who was 6 1/2 months pregnant when she was strangled with an electrical cord behind a vacant house in September 1989. Her unborn daughter was one of the murder victims.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,269308,00.html

sherri79
05-15-2007, 05:32 PM
Jury Says Serial Killer Should Die

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007May15/0,4670,SerialKillings,00.html

KarlK
05-15-2007, 06:33 PM
He'll die alright, most likely of old age while on death row. California doesn't execute much.

joe jones
11-04-2011, 06:48 PM
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20111104/ap_on_re_us/us_serial_killer?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

charged with 4 more murders

JoeFromLB
11-04-2011, 07:56 PM
He'll die alright, most likely of old age while on death row. California doesn't execute much.

That's right. It will be 30-40 years before his date with the executioner. He'll be a very old man if he lives until then.

There are some men on Death Row in California who have been there since 1979. Thirty-two years, and no execution date in sight. It's a farce, really.

JoeFromLB
06-19-2014, 08:49 PM
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20111104/ap_on_re_us/us_serial_killer?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

charged with 4 more murders

He was found GUILTY today of those four murders, which makes him eligible once again for the death penalty. He's already on Death Row for the other killings.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-chester-turner-four-other-murders-20140619-story.html

zwiebel
06-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Couple more links for that story.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2663158/Los-Angeles-prolific-serial-killer-death-row-killing-ten-women-guilty-killing-four.html

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/los-angeles-serial-killer-convicted-in-more-deaths

OkieGranny
08-02-2014, 03:33 PM
http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80970161/


Serial killer Chester Dewayne Turner, already on death row for killing 10 women, on Friday was sentenced to death a second time for the deaths of four more women, prosecutors said.

Turner, 47, is one of Los Angeles' most prolific serial killers, a man once described by prosecutors as a savage sexual predator fixated on violence.

Maxine Johnson, whose sister, Cynthia Johnson, was one of four additional victims, was relieved by the sentence, which she said ensures Turner will be kept "out of civilization."

katydid23
08-02-2014, 03:51 PM
He will be on 'death row' another few decades. California's system is ridiculous.