TWO CALIFORNIAN convicted murderers on death row have been found dead in their cells at San Quentin State Prison, located north of San Francisco.
Urdiales, a former marine, was sentenced in October for the murders of five women in San Diego, Mission Viejo, Palm Springs and Cathedral City during the 80s.
He had been previously sentenced to death in Chicago and Livingston County, Illinois, in two separate trials for committing three murders, but when the death penalty was abolished in Illinois he was re-sentenced to life without parole.
He was then brought to Orange County in 2011 to be tried for the five murders in Southern California.
The other death row inmate found dead on Sunday night at San Quentin, Viendra Govin, was convicted for the murders of four people.
His brother, Pravin Govin, has been on death row since 2005 for taking part in the crimes as well.