Alleged California serial killer to keep public defender
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.
Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer facing 26 murder and kidnapping charges, could be required to reimburse the county to the extent he is able after the trial, Judge Michael Sweet said in Sacramento Superior Court.
California man arrested in 10 ‘horrific’ cold-case rapes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday.
Roy Charles Waller of Benicia was arrested without incident at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked for 25 years as a safety specialist in the office of environment, health and safety.
Golden State Killer suspect faces consolidated charges
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer suspected of being California's elusive Golden State Killer faced 26 murder and rape-related charges Thursday after prosecutors decided this week to consolidate charges in counties across the state into one case.
One family member described the 15-minute recitation of offenses as "very, very intense."
13th Killing Linked to California Suspect
Charge added against California serial killing suspect
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors added another murder charge Monday against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case.
Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was charged with first-degree murder in the 1975 killing of community college teacher Claude Snelling, who was shot while stopping the kidnapping of his 16-year-old daughter in Visalia, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist said they are feeling relief after flying to California's capital city to see the alleged attacker behind bars for the first time Thursday.
They were among nearly a dozen victims and survivors who showed up for a brief, routine court hearing in the case against former police officer Joseph DeAngelo.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California serial slayer known as the Golden State Killer (all times local):
Authorities say DNA test results show the man accused in the notorious Golden State Killer case isn't tied to the 1978 deaths of a woman and her 4-year-old son in Southern California.
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.
A budget measure being considered this week would extend the time for victims to apply for benefits. Normally, victims have just three years to file with the California Victim Compensation Board for crimes, which in this case happened decades ago.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities in April to arrest a former police officer suspected of being California's notorious, elusive Golden State Killer, according to warrants released Friday.
Documents released by a judge at the request of news outlets detail the case Sacramento County sheriff's investigators pieced together to obtain arrest and search warrants for 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo, who is facing murder charges in multiple counties.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man suspected of being the 'Golden State Killer' argued Wednesday that prosecutors' search and arrest warrants should not be released publicly.
The Associated Press and other news outlets have filed a motion to unseal the information related to the April arrest of Joseph DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer. He is suspected of committing at least a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and '80s.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors can collect DNA, fingerprints and body photographs of the former policeman suspected of being California's Golden State Killer, a judge ruled Thursday.
Attorneys for Joseph DeAngelo, 72, had asked the court to block the search, arguing the warrant for the evidence was issued before his arrest. "All we're asking here is the prosecution follow the rules," argued David Lynch, one of DeAngelo's public defenders.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a man suspected of being California's Golden State Killer (all times local):
A judge has ruled authorities can collect DNA, fingerprints and body photos of the man suspected of being California's Golden State Killer.
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet ruled Thursday in favor of prosecutors.
Public Defender Diane Howard had filed a motion to stop the evidence collection.