Illinois State Attorney Charles Garnati filed first-degree murder charges last week against Krajcir for the death of Virginia Lee Witte, 51, of Marion, Illinois. She died in 1978. This month, Krajcir pleaded guilty to the 1982 strangling of Southern Illinois University student Deborah Sheppard.
The new Illinois charges froze efforts by the state of Missouri to extradite Krajcir where he was charged earlier this month with killing five women in Cape Girardeau. Karjcir is also suspected of killing women in Paducah, Kentucky and Reading, Pennsylvania.
Krajcir is currently serving a 40-year sentence at the Tamms Correctional Center in Illinois for killing Sheppard.
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