Fucking scumbag cop; Go figure
“SACRAMENTO — The ex-police officer charged with a dozen murders across California appeared before a judge Monday, walking into court for the first time after previously appearing in a wheelchair.
Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, is charged with 12 murders in four counties that have been linked to the assailant known variously as the Golden State Killer, the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. He has not entered pleas to any of the charges.
At Monday’s hearing, Judge Michael Sweet of Sacramento County Superior Court said a motion by several media outlets, including The Chronicle, to release arrest and search warrant records will be taken up May 29. The defense is seeking to keep the records sealed.”
“DeAngelo allegedly committed 12 murders and dozens of rapes from 1976 to 1986, a period that included years when he was a police officer in Placer and Tulare counties. Prosecutors have not decided whether to charge him with any of the rapes as they sort out whether the statute of limitations has run out.
In Sacramento County, DeAngelo is accused of shooting a young couple near their Rancho Cordova home in 1978 as they walked their dog. Detectives said Air Force Sgt. Brian Maggiore and Katie Maggiore were shot and killed seemingly at random.”
“After 40 years, we never thought it would be solved,” said Deanne Helton, a family friend of the Maggiores who attended Monday’s hearing. “It’s just been unreal.”
Detectives arrested DeAngelo last month after they plugged DNA evidence found at a murder scene into an open-sourced genealogy website to identify relatives. Investigators then narrowed the field of possible suspects using factors such as the presumed age and geography of the serial killer and rapist.”