Caught: Golden State Killer

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bob wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 11:52 am
chancery wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:48 am
The Lawyers, Guns, & Money blog has an interesting guest post arguing that the police could have fingered DeAngelo as the rapist decades ago.

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/201 ... spect-1980
Way too much hindsight, IMO. "Police officer" was one of 11 profiled possible occupations. That it was one such possibility means the police at the time should have systemically reviewed every officer (and former officer) doesn't match the reality of finite investigatory resources.
Totally agree with Bob.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... uilty-plea
An ex-policeman in California charged in the “Golden State Killer” series of murders and kidnappings is expected to plead guilty in a deal that will spare him the death penalty, according to reports.

Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in 2018 after police compared decades-old crime scene DNA to information on genealogy websites. He was charged with 13 counts of murder and kidnapping, relating to a spate of murders, rapes and burglaries in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and southern California in the 1970s and 80s.

The Los Angeles Times reported that DeAngelo, 74, will plead guilty in Sacramento on 29 June. He will spend the rest of his life in prison.
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https://www.npr.org/2020/06/29/88480958 ... en-murders
Wearing an orange jumpsuit and a clear face shield to protect against the coronavirus, former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. pleaded guilty on Monday to 13 counts of first-degree murder. The string of murders in the 1970s and '80s terrorized California, and the suspect who committed them became known as the Golden State Killer.

DeAngelo, 74, sat in a wheelchair as he rasped out "yes" and "I admit" to the charges, after prosecutors described the grisly circumstances of each crime. Otherwise, he hardly spoke and did not look at the victims' families.

"Mr. DeAngelo is acknowledging his guilt for the heinous crimes he has committed," said Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton. "There is really nothing that could give full justice because he has committed horrendous acts and murder up and down the state of California. But at least we can now begin the process — after decades — to bring some closure to families."
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The wheelchair was a prop. When he first used this at his arraignment, neighbors who were interviewed said he never used one before. In fact he was Mr. Strong Man and Bully.
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:24 am
The wheelchair was a prop. When he first used this at his arraignment, neighbors who were interviewed said he never used one before. In fact he was Mr. Strong Man and Bully.
Yes. I think he was working in the garden when they arrested him. It was definitely a prop.
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