FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 09ZF0079

Date: November 5, 2018

STATEMENT FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY TONY RACKAUCKAS ON THE DEATH OF SERIAL MURDERER ANDREW URDIALES IN CUSTODY

SANTA ANA, Calif. – “Urdiales was a monster who did not deserve to breathe the same air we all enjoy. He remained a callous coward until the end as he robbed the victims’ families of the right to be present when the State put him to death. Nevertheless, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office will forever remember the courage of Jennifer Asbenson, the lone surviving victim, who testified against her attacker at his trial and the deep grief of the family and friends of the deceased victims Robbin Brandley, Julie McGhee, Mary Ann Wells, Tammie Erwin, Denise Maney, Laura Uylaki, Cassandra Corum, and Lynn Huber. The only just penalty in his case is death.”

CDCR News Release: https://news.cdcr.ca.gov/news-releases/2018/11/05/two-condemned-inmates-deaths-being-investigated-as-suicides/

OCDA news release on death penalty sentence (Oct. 5, 2018): http://orangecountyda.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=2&Entry=5731

Video of victims, family members, and prosecutors following penalty phase verdict: https://youtu.be/hYo-yV7IMdg

 



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