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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Victims of a notorious California serial killer may get a renewed chance to seek compensation for their emotional trauma or financial losses under pending legislation.
Court records show DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities to arrest a former California police officer suspected of being the Golden State Killer.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A judge on Tuesday weighed how much information to release about the arrest of a former police officer accused of being the Golden State Killer. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet began considering the issue after a hearing where attorneys for suspect Joseph DeAngelo argued that sharing the details could lead to an unfair trial.
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley has filed four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances against the suspected Golden State Killer.
Prosecutors can collect DNA, fingerprints and body photographs of the former policeman suspected of being California's Golden State Killer, a judge ruled Thursday.
A key investigator behind catching the notorious and elusive Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and Original Night talker, shared with KTVU new details about the suspect and the case.
The man accused of being the Golden State Killer was back in court Wednesday morning.
She may be one of the Golden State Killer’s youngest victims: Mary Berwert said she was sexually assaulted in her family home when she was 13 years old.
Investigators said they captured Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo using a little known public genealogy website by uploading his DNA profile and getting a hit that matched a distant relative, however, the website said it didn’t know the public database was being used to try to catch a serial killer.
Investigators hunting down the so-called Golden State Killer used information from genetic websites last year that led to the wrong man, court records obtained Friday by The Associated Press showed.
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