- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A convicted killer sentenced to California’s death row for a series of murders in the 1980s has died.

Wilbur Jennings, known as the “ditchbank killer,” was found guilty in 1986 of killing four women in Fresno County.

He was a suspect in at least 10 other homicides, including a 1981 rape and killing of a 17-year-old girl in Sacramento County, for which he was awaiting trial.

The Fresno Bee says (https://bit.ly/1iODiUq) the 73-year-old Jennings died Tuesday at a Sacramento hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Jennings had a long, violent criminal career beginning at age 21 and including mostly sex-oriented offenses.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com


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