Serial Killer Who Murdered 14 Women in Los Angeles Charged with Utah Killing

Los Angeles, California – A notorious serial killer responsible for the murders of 14 women in Los Angeles has now been charged with another murder in Utah. Chester Turner, 57, is currently serving time in a California state prison for his heinous crimes targeting sex workers and homeless women.

Turner gained infamy in Los Angeles for his brutal killings, with prosecutors labeling him as the city’s most prolific serial killer. Most of his victims were not only murdered but also raped, leaving a trail of terror in the community.

Recently, the Salt Lake City District Attorney’s Office revealed that Turner has been charged with the murder of Itisha Camp in Utah. Camp’s body was discovered in 1998, and DNA evidence linked Turner to her tragic death. Authorities stated that Turner had fled to Utah while violating his parole in California, where he had convictions for auto theft and drug sales.

District Attorney Sim Gill expressed hope that the filing of charges against Turner would bring some closure to Camp’s loved ones after 25 years of uncertainty. Turner’s history of violence extends beyond Camp’s murder, with convictions for multiple other killings in Los Angeles.

Initially convicted in 2007 for 10 counts of first-degree murder, Turner later faced additional charges and was sentenced to death in 2014 for four more killings. Despite his appeals, Turner remains incarcerated as authorities continue to investigate other potential cases linked to him.

The magnitude of Turner’s crimes is further highlighted by the close proximity of his residence to each murder scene in Los Angeles. His capture in 2002 for a separate crime led to DNA evidence connecting him to the string of strangulations, ultimately leading to his convictions.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the question remains whether Turner will be extradited to Utah to face trial for the latest murder charge. The impact of his decades-long reign of terror continues to reverberate in both California and Utah, serving as a grim reminder of the horrors endured by his victims and their families.