Four additional murder charges filed against accused Golden State Killer

Four additional murder charges filed against accused Golden State Killer

Four additional murder charges filed against accused Golden State Killer

Over the past 16 days since the Sacramento charges were filed, the Santa Barbara county district attorney's office has been working with the county sheriff's office, gathering evidence and conducting interviews, said Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley.

DeAngelo also faces four murder counts in Orange County and two in Ventura County.

Joseph James DeAngelo makes his first appearance to face charges that include homicide and rape, in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., April 27, 2018.

72, is alleged to have killed Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez on October 27, 1981, and Drs.

The Golden State Killer, also known as the Original Night Stalker and the East Area Rapist, is believed responsible for at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and 120 burglaries, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

DeAngelo has now been charged with all the murders that investigators believe were committed by the Golden State Killer. He had not bee charged in Santa Barbara County, where he is believed to have killed Robert Offerman and Alexandria Manning in December 1979 and Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez in July 1981, until Thursday.

A former police officer, DeAngelo was arrested last month in Sacramento, and remains in custody there.

The Golden State Killer is suspected of committing at least 12 murders and more than 50 rapes during the 1970s and 1980s from Northern to Southern California.

Investigators finally cracked the Sacramento case, which has long haunted victims' families and law enforcement, by comparing crime scene DNA to genetic information on commercial genealogy websites that consumers use to explore their ancestry.

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