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.
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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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Police believe a man who allegedly had sex with a Utah teen girl in 2017 is the person who brutally murdered her last week.
Shaun French, 24, was arrested Wednesday in Colorado after a nationwide manhunt for three counts of third-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Police said he is a suspect for the killing of 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw, though he has not been charged for her death. He has been jailed on a $500,000 bond.
Bagshaw was found dead in her Salt Lake City home Monday after she had called her mom upon returning from school. Bagshaw’s mother heard her screaming and being “violently attacked” before the line went dead, Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said.
Shearer added there was “quite a bit of evidence” for the girl’s murder “widely spread throughout the home and throughout the area.” No further details about her killing have
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The man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Toronto last month got slammed with three additional attempted murder charges Thursday.
Alek Minassian now faces 10 charges for murder and 16 for attempted murder, reflecting the death and injury tolls from the April 23 rampage.
Minassian stood with arms by his side and said nothing during a brief video appearance in court Thursday, according to the Associated Press. He did not enter a plea.
Minassian had described himself as an “incel,” slang for an online community of men who consider themselves involuntarily celibate. The subculture often veers into misogyny, with some members such as Minassian praising Elliot Roger, who went on a killing spree in 2014 because he said women would not have sex with him.
Of the 10 people Minassian killed in his van attack, eight were women.
Before the attack, a post appeared on Minassian’s Facebook page calling Rodger a “Supreme Gentlemen” and saying the incels would
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One victim was shot in the arm at a California high school on Friday morning and a suspect was detained, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The suspect, described as a “male Hispanic juvenile” by the department on Twitter, was not identified. Police also said they had recovered one firearm from the scene at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.
The victim is a student, Capt. Darren Harris, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told the Los Angeles Times.
“That student is going to be OK,” he said.
The suspect is also a student, according to Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida. She told the Los Angeles Times that he was arrested in a nearby parking lot.
In a statement, the school district’s superintendent, Raul Maldonado, said, “It has been confirmed that earlier this morning, there was an active shooter on the Highland High
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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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The man accused of killing a corporal in the Somerset County Maine Sheriff’s department, who lead authorities on a four-day manhunt, was captured on Saturday, according to Maine State Police.
“John Williams has been apprehended, alive, and was put in Corporal Cole’s handcuffs!,” the Maine Association of Police tweeted shortly after his arrest.
Williams had been on the run since Wednesday, when he allegedly shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole, 61, stole the slain officer’s marked patrol car, robbed a Cumberland Farms convenience store and fled on foot, police said.
After the murder, Williams allegedly placed Cole’s body in the front yard of a house belonging to a woman who said she raised Williams like a son.
“How do you be that woman that found him in your yard and know that someone you thought of as your own son — and know that he did that? How do you do
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A woman suspected of dressing as a clown to murder her lover’s wife 27 years ago drunkenly bragged to coworkers about the killing — one of many details that helped investigators finally crack the cold case, documents revealed Thursday.
A dump of nearly 3,000 records from Palm Beach County prosecutors shed new light on how investigators last year arrested Sheila Keen-Warren for the killing in 1990.
Keen-Warren, 54, has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Marlene Warren, the former wife of Michael Warren — who is now Keen-Warren’s husband. Prosecutors said last year they will seek the death penalty for Keen-Warren if she is convicted.
Keen-Warren is accused of arriving at Marlene Warren’s Wellington home on May 26, 1990, dressed in an orange wig, red nose and high-top shoes, holding carnations and two balloons. Keen-Warren allegedly handed the gifts to Warren without a word, shot her in the
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The suspect for the Parkland school shooting said he wants his impending $800,000 inheritance to go to an organization that will support the victims’ family and “facilitate healing” in the community, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, is the beneficiary of his dead mother’s estate, and he’s due to inherit most of his trust fund over the next two years, according to WTVX Palm Beach. His mother died in November.
Cruz, who is indicted on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree, said he wants to give all of the money away.
“Mr. Cruz does not want those funds, whatever money that he is entitled to,” his attorney Melissa McNeill told a judge in a Broward County courtroom. “He would like that money donated to an organization that the victims’ family believes would be able to facilitate healing in our community or an opportunity
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Bruce McArthur, a suspected serial killer accused of targeting victims in Toronto’s Gay Village, is being investigated in connection with cold cases from the 1970s, authorities announced.
McArthur was arrested in January and has been charged with six first-degree murder counts after police found human remains on premises where he had worked as a landscaper. As the investigation continued and police found even more remains, law enforcement officers said they had “no idea” how many victims McArthur may have, according to CNN.
Toronto police are now taking a second look at unsolved murders involving the Gay Village, Toronto’s LGBT hub.
“I’ve got no evidence to say he’s linked to any of the cases, but bearing in mind the number of people we’re alleging he’s killed, we’re going to take a close look at some outstanding cold cases from the Gay Village in Toronto,” said Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga, according to The Toronto Star.
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