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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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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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Parkland Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Wants Victims To Get His $800000 Inheritance

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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Corey Feldman Speaks Out In Support Of Child Victims Act At New York State Rally

Former child star Corey Feldman is urging New York State lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act.

The 46-year-old actor was at the Capitol on Wednesday to speak out about child abuse in a rally held on the Million Dollar Staircase, according to the Times Union.

Feldman, who says he is a survivor of child abuse, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show last year and told host Mehmet Oz that he was sexually abused by another action when he was still a child. This potential new law would allow alleged victims of sexual assault to file a lawsuit against their abusers or any organization that may have enabled the abuse for up to one year after the assault.

The proposed act would also extend the statute of limitations to age 50, whereas it currently stands at five years for prosecution of felony sexual abuse crimes and begins when the victim turns 18

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Corey Feldman Speaks Out In Support Of Child Victims Act | Crime …

Former child star Corey Feldman is urging New York State lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act.

The 46-year-old actor was at the Capitol on Wednesday to speak out about child abuse in a rally held on the Million Dollar Staircase, according to the Times Union.

Feldman, who says he is a survivor of child abuse, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show last year and told host Mehmet Oz that he was sexually abused by another action when he was still a child. This potential new law would allow alleged victims of sexual assault to file a lawsuit against their abusers or any organization that may have enabled the abuse for up to one year after the assault.

The proposed act would also extend the statute of limitations to age 50, whereas it currently stands at five years for prosecution of felony sexual abuse crimes and begins when the victim turns 18

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Police Identify Victims In New York Basement Quadruple Homicide: ‘I Can’t Describe The Savagery Of This’

Police in Troy, New York are calling the quadruple homicide of a family the worst killing they’ve ever seen. A female couple and their children were found dead on Tuesday. The family had allegedly been bound and their throats had been slashed, sources told the Albany Times Union.

“After being in this business for almost 42 years, I can’t describe the savagery of this,” Troy Police Chief James Todesco said during a Wednesday press conference. “I don’t have the word.”

He is urging anyone with information about the killings to come forward and help police. At this time, nobody is in custody, and there isn’t a person of interest.

A property manager made the grim discovery on Tuesday after they found the bodies in the home’s basement. When they arrived just before 1 PM, they found the bodies of four people, all confirmed dead on the scene. The names of the victims

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New Details Emerge About Victims Of Mass Shooting At Football Party: ‘We’ve Never Had A Shooting Of This Magnitude’

Nine people are dead, including the lone gunman, after a shooting at a Dallas Cowboys watch party in a Plano, Texas home on Sunday. 

In a CBS report, the city’s police chief called the football party shooting the worst mass shooting in Plano’s history.

“We’ve never had a shooting of this magnitude; never had this many victims,” Plano Police Chief Greg W. Rushin said. The victims are all in their 20s and 30s.

Neighbor Stacey Glover told Dallas News that the party started off cheerful; people were grilling outside in the afternoon. She heard laughter and conversation. Then around 8 pm, she heard gunshots and smelled gunpowder. By 8:30 pm, a police officer spotted “bodies down in the backyard” and an active shooter inside the home.

The shooter, Spencer Hight, was shot and killed by police. His estranged wife Meredith Lane, 27, was hosting the party. They separated in Spring.

Darryl Hawkins

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Details Emerge In Pennsylvania Farm Murders: The Victims Were Shot, Put In Pig Roaster

All four bodies have now been identified on the Pennsylvania farm owned by the Cosmo DiNardo’s family. DiNardo, 20, has confessed to killing all four young men. His cousin Sean Kratz, 20, has been charged in three of the killings.

In affidavits from the Bucks County prosecutor’s office and at a press conference Friday afternoon, District Attorney Matthew Weintraub described the murders. All four men were shot — one on July 5 and three on July 7. One of them was run over with a backhoe. DiNardo said he tried to burn three of the bodies by putting them into a metal tank he called a  “pig roaster.” He then poured in gas and lit a fire. He buried that tank using a backhoe in a 12.5 foot hole. The fourth body was buried in a separate, 6-foot deep grave. The single “grave” belonged to Jimi Patrick, 19.

“We’d still be looking

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Teens Accused Of Luring Victims On Dating Site And Stealing Their Cars

There’s plenty of fish in the sea…Two teens are suspected of casting a wide net on the dating app Plenty of Fish, to lure victims and steal their cars. According to WGHP, two teen girls in Guilford County, North Carolina used the popular dating site to “catfish” unsuspecting men.

The suspects were arrested on Friday for putting together the scheme. The girls, ages 15 and 16, reportedly used Plenty of Fish to pretend they were older to attract men. They would ask the male victims to pick them up and take them home. While the men were distracted doing something, the teens would steal their cars.

Authorities believe the two girls are behind at least four car thefts since April. 

The teens were finally caught after being spotted in a stolen car. The older teen faces adult charges of felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and

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More Manchester Blast Victims ID’d: Two Moms Waiting To Pick Up Their Children

Five more victims who were among the 22 killed and at least 59 injured at Monday’s Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England have been identified.

According to People, of the five, two were mothers waiting for their children to leave the concert.

Olivia Campbell, 15

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Olivia has been confirmed dead by her mother Charlotte Campbell on Facebook Tuesday.

“RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much,” the mother wrote. According to People, the last time she spoke with her daughter was when Olivia had called to say how happy she was to watch the pop star perform.

Before the teen was found, Charlotte and Olivia’s stepfather Paul Hodgson stated tearfully on CNN, “We’re going to [search] … and we’ll do it every single day until

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