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Daughter Of Victims of Golden State Killer Faces Suspect Joseph DeAngelo For First Time

A woman whose mother and stepfather were allegedly bludgeoned to death in 1980 by the Golden State Killer faced the suspect for the first time in a Sacramento court Monday.

Jennifer Carole told ABC News that alleged serial killer Joseph DeAngelo “looked just like an old man.”

“From his orange Crocs to his orange outfit, his shoulders are sagging, he had whiskers on his face,” she said.

But as feeble as the 72-year-old DeAngelo appeared, Carole said she believes there is evil under his surface.

“He looked incredibly ordinary, which I think is the part that all of us are struggling with,” she said, referring to the families of other victims. “From the outside, he looks particularly ordinary and yet we know on the inside there’s a monster there.”

DeAngelo was arrested last month and has been charged with 12 murders across California from the 1970s and 1980s, including Charlene and Lyman Smith, Carole’s parents. 

DeAngelo, who

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Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo Watched His Little Sister Get Raped, Report Says

Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo, who is accused of a crime spree including dozens of rapes, watched his own younger sister get raped by two men when they were children, according to a report.

Jesse Ryland, a son of DeAngelo’s sister Constance, told BuzzFeed News Friday that DeAngelo witnessed the rape when he was 9 or 10 and his sister was 7. The rape happened in an abandoned warehouse on an Air Force base in Germany, Ryland said.

“That’s pretty crazy for a kid to see his sister be violated,” he said.

Constance died from cancer last year, and Ryland said she told him about the rape before her death.  Ryland hinted that witnessing the rape could have led, in part, to the rapes and murders that his uncle is accused of committing. 

“Maybe that was the start of Joe going wacko,” he said. 

Kenneth Ryland Sr., Jesse’s father, told BuzzFeed News that his wife never mentioned the

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Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo Now Charged With 12 Murders

New murder charges were filed against Joseph DeAngelo, the ex-cop turned serial rapist and murderer suspect, on Thursday which means he is now charged with all 12 murders attributed to the Golden State Killer.

Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced the new murder chargers on Thursday. Previously, he had not been charged in Santa Barbara County.

“I have decided to file four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances against Joseph James DeAngelo. Each of the four counts carries multiple allegations each of the four counts carry the potential for a sentence of life without possibility of parole or the death sentence,” she said during a press conference.

DeAngelo is accused of murdering two couples in Santa Barbara County: Robert Offerman and Alexandria Manning in 1979 and Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez in 1981.

RELATED: A Timeline Of The Golden State Killer’s Crimes

DeAngelo, 72, had previously been charged with eight counts of

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HLN Eyes More ‘Unmasking A Killer’ As Producers Open Up About The Arrest Of The Golden State Killer

EXCLUSIVE: CNN spin-off network HLN is developing a follow up to Joke ProductionsGolden State Killer documentary series Unmasking A Killer after police arrested and charged 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for a number of the murders.

Joke Fincioen, who runs the eponymous production company, tells Deadline that it was a “privilege to witness this moment in history” after spending years on the high-end doc project.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced the arrest last week, coming after Paul Holes, a retired investigator with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and long-time investigator on the case, is thought to have made a break on the case by searching a free genealogy website.

Fincioen says it is now working on a follow-up for the Time Warner-backed broadcaster. “There is a lot to cover and still uncover in terms of the offender

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Golden State Killer: Did The Wrong Man Serve Decades In Prison For One Of His Murders?

A man who spent nearly four decades behind bars for murder may have been wrongly convicted of a crime that was, in fact, committed by the Golden State Killer.

Police are investigating whether Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer, is the true culprit behind the killing that put Craig Coley, 70, behind bars until last November.

“(It’s) within the realm of possibility that (DeAngelo) could be a suspect in our case,” Simi Valley Deputy Chief Joseph May told CBS KCAL 9 in Los Angeles.

Coley was convicted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in 1980. Rhonda Wicht, 24, was found raped, beaten and strangled with a macramé rope in her Los Angeles apartment. Her son Donald was smothered and suffocated in his own bed, according to prosecutors.

Coley was pardoned after police found new DNA evidence that didn’t place him at the crime scene, and he was released only

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‘Martinis & Murder’ Podcast Reacts to Golden State Killer Arrest

Oxygen’s own podcast hosts John Thrasher and Daryn Carp wasted no time reacting to the astonishing news about the suspected Golden State Killer. Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man suspected to be the Golden State Killer: Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a former police officer. He was charged in Sacramento with two murders. 

Martinis Murder covered the Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, in their first two episodes of the show in 2017. Fans of the true crime podcast were quick to note that John’s theory from the first episodes, that the killer had to have been a cop, ended up being true. 

Catch up on Martinis Murder’s original coverage of the killer as well as their recently-released update to the case below.

And catch John and Daryn at CrimeCon 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee May 4-6.

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How An Online DNA Profile Helped Authorities Nab Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph James DeAngelo

During the rape and murder spree of the 1970s and 80s – though he didn’t know it – the Golden State Killer left behind DNA.

Two murders in particular, that of Lyman and Charlene Smith in Ventura County in 1980, were the ones that led to suspected killer Joseph James DeAngelo’s capture, with a DNA profile match.

But how did authorities do it? How did they link the 72-year-old suspect to the crimes?

They actually used DNA from one of the crime scenes and compared it to genetic profiles available on the internet, on various websites that accept DNA samples from customers who want to know more about their family backgrounds, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi said investigators painstakingly explored the family trees that appeared to match DNA samples from the killer’s crimes, and then followed those clues to individuals in the trees, to see if they

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Victims Of The Golden State Killer Are Ready To Heal Following Joseph James DeAngelo’s Arrest

After decades without justice, victims of the Golden State Killer and their families say that they can finally begin to heal following the suspect’s arrest.

Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was arrested on Wednesday thanks to DNA evidence collected from his trash. DeAngelo is suspected of having committed at least 12 homicides and close to 50 rapes during a crime spree across California that lasted between 1979 and 1986. The Golden State Killer, who was also known during his reign of terror as the East Area Rapist, is now facing four murder charges and could be linked to more than 50 other crimes, authorities say.

Following news of DeAngelo’s arrest, his victims and their families are seeking closure and healing, NBC News reports.

Jane Carson-Sandler, 72, was a nursing student when the Golden State Killer attacked her in 1976. Carson-Sandler was lying in

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Golden State Killer: Everything We Know After Joseph James DeAngelo’s Arrest

One of the longest-running serial killer cold cases in U.S. history may have finally been cracked Wednesday with the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer.

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, has been charged with two murders and is the suspect for a California crime spree that included at least 12 homicides and about 50 rapes between 1979 and 1986. The elusive killer was also known as the East Area Rapist at the time. 

The case has mystified authorities for decades and led to no arrests or identified suspects until Wednesday.

Here’s everything you need to know about it. You can learn more with a two-part Martinis Murder podcast about the case.

A chilling pattern

The killer began attacking teens and women who were home alone or with young children before switching to targeting couples. He was known as the East Area Rapist at the time.

Police said he would stalk couples for weeks trying

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The Kidnapping Of ‘Golden Hippie’ Paul Getty Depicted on ‘Trust …

The kidnapping of John Paul Getty III is back in the public eye after the 2017 film release ”All the Money in the World” a crime thriller directed by Ridley Scott and the new FX ten-part television drama “Trust”, which debuted last week.

Both depict the infamous 1973 kidnapping of Getty, who was the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (played by Donald Sutherland on “Trust” and Christopher Plummer in “All the Money in the Word”), once donned “the richest man” of the world, according to Vanity Fair.

John Paul Getty III, who went as Paul, was just 16 when he was kidnapped. At the time, he lived alone in Rome, Italy. Only a teenager, he lived a hippie lifestyle. He made and sold art to make a living while his father, who used to head the Italian division for the Getty family’s oil business, was struggling with his own drug addiction issues

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