The man accused of being the Golden State Killer, who is charged with murders in Orange County and other jurisdictions around California, will be tried in Sacramento County, prosecutors announced Tuesday in Santa Ana.
During a joint news conference, prosecutors announced the filing of a consolidated criminal complaint in Sacramento County against 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo of Citrus Heights. The complaint charges DeAngelo, a former police officer, with 13 murders, including four in Orange County.
The murder charges include a variety of special circumstance allegations that open DeAngelo to a possible death sentence. The complaint also includes 13 counts of kidnapping to commit robbery.