A former police officer who eluded authorities for years as the Golden State Killer has arrived in state prison to begin serving multiple life sentences for rapes and murders that terrorized much of California in the 1970s and 1980s.
Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, pleaded guilty in June to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges under a plea deal that avoided a possible death sentence.
Tearful family members of people killed by Joseph DeAngelo assailed him Thursday for stealing away their loved ones as he escalated his attacks from burglaries and rapes to a series of horrific murders that terrorized California four decades ago.
Judge Michael Bowman is scheduled to sentence DeAngelo on Friday to multiple life terms in prison.
Henry Lee reports.
Victims of Joseph DeAngelo, a man known as the Golden State Killer for decades of murders, kidnappings and sexual attacks across California, are addressing him in court in Sacramento. He will be officially sentenced for his crimes later this week.
Joseph DeAngelo will listen to “victim impact statements” from Tuesday to Thursday in Sacramento County Superior Court, which will be given by those he confronted or who lost family members during the decades-old crime spree.
The 74-year-old is the elusive Golden State Killer, who pleaded guilty in June and is set to be sentenced on Friday after three days of testimony from his victims and survivors.
Joseph DeAngelo is expected to plead guilty for 13 murders and 13 kidnapping-related charges that stem from the so-called Golden State Killer crimes.
KTVU Legal Analyst Michael Cardoza breaks down this major plea deal.
The Los Angeles Times reports that multiple sources said DeAngelo, 74, plans to fess up to the murders and rapes, that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, later this month.
The former police officer accused of being the Golden State Killer is reportedly set to enter a guilty plea to 13 murders and multiple rapes in a crime spree that spanned a decade.
A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate has been exonerated after authorities used extended DNA links developed through publicly available genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.
Joseph DeAngelo’s 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath ranch home in Citrus Heights was sold for $320,000, a price near the bottom of the market for three-bedroom homes in that area, according to reports.
Alleged Golden State killer Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in April 2018, thanks to genetic genealogy identifying a suspect using DNA, public websites and family trees.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty if they convict the man suspected of being a notorious California serial killer who eluded capture for decades.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A suspected California serial killer cannot afford a private attorney, a judge ruled Thursday, keeping in place a public defender in a case expected to cost taxpayers $20 million.
A woman given credit by investigators for helping to identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist case is now speaking out about her role in tracking down the notorious suspect, a former police officer.
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.
According to a report by the Sacramento Bee, Tulare County officials are planning to file new charges against the suspect in the Golden State killer case.