Golden State Killer
Four California counties said they will seek the death penalty if Joseph James DeAngelo is convicted, despite the state's halt on executions.
The case links Joseph James DeAngelo of the Golden State Killer attacks to the Visalia Ransacker crimes.
Police swabbed Joseph DeAngelo's car door handle.
Joseph James DeAngelo has now been charged in a dozen homicides.
"He would absolutely look to try to use that to his advantage,” one police chief said.
After decades of pursuing the Golden State Killer, Sacramento Police identified an alleged suspect by using an online DNA database.
Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested in connection with the string of crimes on Tuesday.
“I think you got him, Michelle."
"For over 40 years, helpless victims have waited for justice," a district attorney said.
It's been nearly 50 years since the first homicide.
The man is suspected of 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California, in a 40-year-old cold case.
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