The Golden State Killer has pleaded guilty to 26 murder and kidnapping charges, ending an eerie, decades-long story of kidnapping, rape, murder and the capture of the once elusive criminal figure while prosecutors celebrate celebrating the real-life version of Hannibal Lecter & # 39; in court.
Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., 74, pleaded guilty on Monday to all 13 murders, 13 kidnapping cases and confessed to 161 unprecedented crimes – many of which were rapes – beyond the statute of limitations.
At the end of the hour-long hearing, which ended shortly before 5 p.m. PST, relatives and relatives applauded in the makeshift ballroom in Sacramento and a woman shouted, “Goodbye! So long! & # 39;
His sentence is expected to last for several days and will begin on August 17. During this time, the victims will share impact assessments and the judge will not set a time limit.
DeAngelo is also accused of having committed over 60 rapes in his homicide attempt from 1975 to 1986, even as a police officer in various California districts. He became known for the malicious monikers "Golden State Killer", "East Area Rapist", "Original Night Stalker" and "Diamond Knot Killer".
DeAngelo, frail and in orange prison overalls, had to be rolled onto the stage at the Sacramento State University ballroom hearing.
He answered weakly with "yes" and "yes, your honor" and "guilty" and "I admit" when a judge asked his plea for the indictment.
At a press conference after the historic hearing, prosecutors celebrated their victory and ended a 45-year hunt for the infamous murderer.
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Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., 74, pleaded guilty to all 13 murders, 13 kidnapping cases, and confessed to 161 unprecedented crimes on Monday, many of which were rapes that ended the mystery of the Golden State Killer and the justice to its dozens of victims. DeAngelo at his hearing in Sacramento County on Monday
DeAngelo, frail and in orange prison overalls, had to be rolled onto the stage at the Sacramento State University ballroom hearing. He answered weakly with "yes" and "yes, your honor" and "guilty" and "I admit" when a judge asked his plea for the indictment
People in the courtroom held up photos of their loved ones during the crime hearing and cheered when the hour-long hearing ended
"Joseph DeAngelo is not just the Golden State Killer. After sitting here today and sitting this evening of his interview, he is the real-life version of Hannibal Lecter. He is a cruel, intelligent, sadistic serial killer, he is a pure sociopath, he's a master manipulator, ”said Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento District Attorney, at a press conference Monday night
“The victims in this case have lived with this trauma for far too long. Simply put, they deserve to see the defendant die in prison, not just the accused, ”said Gregory Totten, Ventura District Attorney
"Thank you for what I call Team Justice. This has been a very long way for justice. It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For so many, there is little doubt that this trip felt like a thousand miles. This journey of passion and persistence ultimately led to this day of reckoning, ”said Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento District Attorney.
"Joseph DeAngelo is not just the Golden State Killer. After sitting here today and sitting this evening of his interview, he is the real-life version of Hannibal Lecter. He is a cruel, intelligent, sadistic serial killer, he is a pure sociopath, he is a master manipulator.
"We moved this monster now, not just because it was caught, but because it was condemned … Today was a good day for humans," she added.
She said a big step in bringing DeAngelo to justice came with the revolutionary new DNA genetic genetic research tool that caused the authorities to identify and arrest the serial killer.
"I am a supporter of the death penalty. I believe in it. But in the end, I and my colleagues came to the conclusion that the search for death was not for the benefit of the victims in this unique decades-long case of serial rape and killing," said Gregory Totten , Ventura District Attorney.
& # 39; The likelihood that, given his age, the accused would likely die before his trial and certainly before an execution … The victims in this case have lived with this trauma for far too long. Simply put, they deserve to see the accused die in prison, not just the accused. That's why we chose this result, which I think is a fair and fair result, ”added Totten.
When asked whether DeAngelo's fragile and weak appearance in court was an act, Schubert said: "The court could only accept his plea if he was authorized to stand trial."
She noticed that when he was arrested in 2018, he was racing down a highway on a motorcycle. Days later, when he appeared in court, he was in a wheelchair.
Joseph James DeAngelo, the Golden State Killer, will appear in a California trial on Monday to plead guilty
DeAngelo was helped out of a wheelchair by his lawyers
The frail 74-year-old was rolled into the university ballroom in front of a socially distant crowd
Two people believed to be victims or relatives of victims listened to some of the charges described
Journalists and victims were among the 160 people who attended the hearing on Monday
The Monday ballroom where Joseph James DeAngelo, the Golden State killer, pleaded guilty to having committed 13 murders and 13 kidnapping cases to avoid the death penalty
The hearing could not take place in a normal courtroom because 150 of his victims and the victim's family members appeared and a larger space was required to enforce social detachment.
Prosecutors said the time for justice had come because many of the victims had been waiting for decades and were now so old that they might not be able to wait for a trial.
The Sacramento County Prosecutor, Thien Ho, told the court: “The scale of Joseph DeAngelo's crime rate is simply staggering. His monikers reflect the far-reaching geographic impact of his crimes.
Every time he escaped, he slipped into the night in silence, leaving the communities fearful for years.
"For over 40 years, the biggest question of who the serial killer and rapist was was unanswered."
In his confession of guilt, DeAngelo agreed to plead guilty to all charges and admit uncharged attacks to avoid the death penalty. He must count on 11 consecutive non-parole lifetimes, 15 simultaneous life sentences, and additional time for gun accusations.
DeAngelo as a police officer in the Exeter Police Department, early 1970s
However, Supreme Court judge Michael Bowman said the verdict was only a recommendation.
Now DeAngelo is likely to die in prison.
& # 39; sir. DeAngelo recognizes his guilt for the heinous crimes he committed, ”said Diana Becton, Contra Costa District Attorney.
“There is really nothing that can guarantee full justice because he committed terrible acts and murders in the state of California. But at least now – after decades – we can start closing families. & # 39;
The prosecutor's office on Monday described how DeAngelo's sperm was found at the scene of some crimes and matched against the relative's sample at GEDMatch.com.
Cops watched him for weeks, dragged him into a garbage truck, and stole his garbage after he threw it on the street to get their DNA samples.
Once in custody, they said that he "feigned a weak incoherence in the interview room," but you could hear him speak to himself and say, "I did all of this."
"I didn't have the strength to push him out, it was like he was part of me. I didn't want to do these things.
I pushed Jerry out and had a happy life. I've done all of these things. I've destroyed her whole life, so now I have to pay the price. & # 39;
Jerry is the inner personality that he cryptically referred to and that is said to have forced him to commit the wave of crimes that ended in 1986.
The prosecutors read a timeline of the crimes and provided details of all the murders before the judge asked DeAngelo how he wanted to plead.
He replied "guilty" to the indictment and to the sexual crimes that could not be indicted because they were outside the statute of limitations.
In 1978, Jane Doe and her husband were among the attacks. DeAngelo broke into the couple's house, tied her to the bedroom with shoe cords to search the house, and forced the husband to lie down with the dishes on the bed while he raped his wife in another room.
He raped her anal and vaginally and forced her to have oral sex with him, while threatening to cut her little son's ear and bring her if she resisted, the prosecutor said.
Jane Doe and her husband went to bed at 11:30 p.m. John Doe remembered being woken by a noise and seeing a man at the foot of his bed who was the accused, Joseph DeAngelo.
Deputy Prosecutor for the Santa Barbara District Attorney, Kelly Duncan, speaks during a hearing against former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. DeAngelo replied to all allegations as "guilty" or "I admit"
Deputy Prosecutor in Contra Costa County, Venus Johnson (left), and Deputy Prosecutor in Sacramento County, Thienvu Ho (right) also described some of DeAngelo's crimes
Deputy Prosecutor in the Ventura County Cheryl Temple (left) and Sacramento County Assistant Prosecutor, Amy Holliday (right), have described various crimes in detail
DeAangelo held a flashlight on the left and pointed a revolver at John Do. The accused then said, "I just want food and money, that's all I'll kill you if you don't do what I say."
"Jane Doe then woke up at this point and the accused told her husband to turn over and put his hands behind his back."
DeAngelo then tied the couple with shoe strings and asked them to lie down on their bed while he ransacked their home for 30 minutes.
Then he forced her to verbally copulate it and threatened to cut off her boy's ear and bring it to her if she resisted
Prosecutor Venus Johnson describes the 1978 attack
He took dishes from the kitchen and laid them on his back while browsing, presumably so that he could hear them cracking when they wanted to move.
"When he returned to the couple 's bedroom, he said to the woman:" Don't look at me, or I'll cut your head off. "
Then he forced her out of the bedroom and told her that if she didn't do what he said, he would kill everyone in the house, including her little son.
Then he led her into the family room, blindfolded her, then returned to the bedroom to put more dishes on her husband's body, and said, "If these dishes fall, I'll kill everyone."
& # 39; He then said to her, "If you don't give me a good f ** k, I'll kill everyone."
Judge Michael Bowman speaks in the Sacramento County courtroom. He asked DeAngelo whether he understood the deal or not and agreed, and he answered "yes, your honor".
DeAngelo introduced himself to his crimes in Sacramento, Calfiornia, on Monday, and was wearing protective face shields
"Then he cut off her nightgown in several places with a knife and raped her … then he forced her to verbally copy it and threatened to cut off her boy's ear and bring it to her if she resisted," said Prosecutor Venus Johnson said.
On another occasion, he masturbated in front of a victim and tried to rape her, but couldn't, and asked her in frustration, "Have you ever fucked before?"
He bit the victim's chest four times. She was babysitting at the time.
The victims' family members were concerned about what to expect before the trial began.
"I was on pins and needles because I just don't like having our lives tied back to him," said Jennifer Carole, the daughter of Lyman Smith, a lawyer who was murdered in Ventura County in 1980 at the age of 43 .
His wife, 33-year-old Charlene Smith, was also raped and killed.
Jane Carson-Sandler, a 1976 rape victim of the Golden State Killer, gave a thumbs up to agree with a prosecutor's testimony about part of DeAngelo's anatomy during Monday's trial
Jane Carson-Sandler, victim of the Golden State Killer, was pictured left and right in 2018. She was 30 years old when she was attacked in October 1976
A confession of guilt and a life sentence prevent a lawsuit or even the planned weeks of preliminary hearing. The victims expect to face him at his conviction in August, where it is expected to take several days to tell DeAngelo and Sacramento Supreme Court Justice Michael Bowman what they have suffered.
Gay and Bob Hardwick were among the survivors looking forward to DeAngelo admitting their 1978 attack.
The death penalty is never realistic anyway, said Gay Hardwick given DeAngelo's age and Governor Gavin Newsom's moratorium on executions.
"I think he deserves to die, and I can see that he's trading the death penalty for death in prison.
& # 39; It will be good to bring the thing to rest. I think he will never serve the punishment we have served – we have served the punishment for 42 years. & # 39;
Throughout the day, California prosecutors took turns revealing the heinous crimes of the Golden State Killer in their counties. After a lunch break, Orange County officials discussed the murders of Keith and Patrice Harrington in 1980.
Keith (24) and Patrice (27) were found beaten to death on August 21, 1975 in their home in a condominium in Laguna Niguel, Orange County.
The long list of crimes ranged from at least 1973 to 1986 and included attacks on around 106 children, men and women. During his heinous attacks, 50 women were raped and 13 people killed.
The crime began when DeAngelo was a police officer, the authorities said. In the 1970s he worked in two small town departments.
After an afternoon break, DeAngelo admitted in seven counties that he had confessed to uninvited crimes, including rape, in return for those districts that had not charged him.
Many of DeAngelo's attacks described in court followed the same pattern: breaking into houses at night, tying victims with shoelaces, placing plates on victims' backs to prevent them from moving and getting help, and raping or raping their victims force him to masturbate and look for food and money in the house.
When the outrageous attacks were described, victims 'family members stood up while reading the circumstances of their relatives' deaths or attacks.
Family members of Janelle Cruz, DeAngelo's last known victim, were some of the relatives who stood up to face the Golden State Killer when the charges were read.
Relatives of a raped woman burst into applause when the prosecutor read a victim's statement that DeAngelo had a small penis.
Sandy James was one of the relatives in the ballroom holding up a photo of her late sister Debbie Strauss, who was persecuted and raped by DeAngelo.
THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER: HOW A VIETNAM VET COP GOT AWAY WITH RAPE, BURGLAR, SNAPS, AND MURDER FOR DECADES BEFORE BEING BROUGHT FROM A GENEALOGY SITE
Former police officer DeAngelo Jr. escaped law enforcement for decades until his DNA was linked to the crimes via GEDMatch.com, a genealogy website where one of his relatives had submitted his DNA.
1974-1975: 120 burglaries in and around Visalia
June 18, 1976: Sexual assault / rape, Rancho Cordova
July 17, 1976: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
August 29, 1976: Burglary, attempted sexual assault, Rancho Cordova
September 4, 1976: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
October 5, 1976: Sexual assault / rape, Citrus Heights
October 9, 1976: Sexual assault / rape, Rancho Cordova
October 18, 1976: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
October 18, 1976: Carjacking, Rancho Cordova
November 10, 1976: Kidnapping, Citrus Heights
December 18, 1976: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
January 18, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
January 24, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Citrus Heights
February 7, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
February 16, 1977: Assault, attempted murder, Sacramento
March 8, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
March 18, 1977: Sexual assault / rape, Rancho Cordova
April 2, 1977: Sexual assault / rape, orangevale
April 15, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
May 3, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
May 5, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Orangevale
May 14, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Citrus Heights
May 17, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
May 28, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
September 6, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Stockton
October 1, 1977: Sexual assault / rape, Rancho Cordova
October 21, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
October 29, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
November 10, 1977: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
December 2, 1977: Attempted sexual assault, Sacramento
January 28, 1978: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
January 29, 1979: Sexual Assault / Rape, Carmichael
February 2, 1978: Brian and Katie Maggiore were killed, Rancho Cordova
March 18, 1978: Sexual assault / rape, Stockton
April 14, 1978: Sexual Assault / Rape, Sacramento
June 5, 1978: Sexual assault / rape, Modesto
June 7, 1978: Sexual Assault / Rape, Davis
June 23, 1978: Sexual assault / rape, Modesto
June 24, 1978: Sexual Assault / Rape, Davis
July 6, 1978: Sexual Assault / Rape, Davis
October 7, 1978: Sexual assault / rape, Concord
October 13, 1978: Sexual assault / rape, Concord
October 28, 1978: San Ramon
November 4, 1978: Sexual Assault / Rape, San Jose
December 2, 1978: Sexual assault / rape, San Jose
December 8, 1978: Sexual assault / rape (DNA link), Danville
December 18, 1978: Sexual assault / rape, San Ramon
March 20, 1979: Sexual assault / rape, Rancho Cordova
April 4, 1979: Sexual Assault / Rape, Fremont
June 2, 1979: Sexual Assault / Rape, Walnut Creek
June 11, 1979: Sexual assault / rape (DNA link), Danville
June 25, 1979: Sexual assault / rape, Walnut Creek
July 5, 1979: Attempted sexual assault, Danville
October 1, 1979: Sexual assault / murder attempted (no DNA) Goleta
December 30, 1979: 2 people killed, Goleta
March 13, 1980: Sexual assault / rape, Lyman and Charlene Smith were killed (DNA link), Ventura
August 19, 1980: Sexual assault / rape, Keith and Patrice Harrington killed, Dana Point
February 5, 1981: Sexual assault / rape, Manuela Witthuhn killed (DNA link), Irvine
July 27, 1981: 2 people killed (DNA link), Goleta
May 4, 1986: Sexual assault / rape, Janelle Cruz killed (DNA link) Irvine
While his true identity remained a mystery until then, his crimes earned him a number of menacing names.
First, he was the Visalia Ransacker, a burglar who devastated people's houses from 1974 to 1975, stole personal belongings, and distributed women's underwear over the crime scenes.
Next he was the East Area Rapist, a shadowy predator that attacked dozens of women between 1976 and 1979.
Between the break-ins and rapes, he started killing and earned the name of the Golden State Killer and the Original Nightstalker.
What triggered his sadistic tendencies remains largely a mystery.
DeAngelo grew up following his father, a US aviator, with his mother and sister.
Little is known about his upbringing, except that they were once stationed in Germany.
His sister's son, Jesse Ryland, has told in the past how DeAngelo often saw his father beat his mother Kathleen.
He also claimed to have seen his sister raped by two planes when she was seven and he was nine.
Ryland speculated that this might have triggered his obsession with rape later in life. DeAngelo never commented.
The family returned to the United States and settled on the west coast of DeAngelo when she was a teenager.
His father was later sent to Korea, but he and his mother and sister stayed. According to a 2018 Los Angeles Times profile, his mother saw a married man who had his own family.
DeAngelo was responsible for looking after his younger siblings.
Former childhood friends told how he would try to fit in with their families as if they were his own.
He graduated from Folsom Senior High School in 1964 and joined the Navy. During the Vietnam War, he worked as a damage limiter on board the Canberra.
No further details of his military career are known.
An 1967 article in the Auburn Journal, the local newspaper his parents live in, describes him as a 21-year-old on vacation.
After returning from Vietnam to the United States, he met Bonnie Colwell, a science student who had finally broken his heart.
He and Bonnie were once engaged, but she broke it off in 1971.
When he was arrested in 2018, Bonnie was hiding.
DeAngelo's next known milestone was only in 1972 when he graduated from California State University with a degree in criminal justice.
Von dort wechselte er zur Polizei von Exeter, wo er als Beamter der Einbruchstelle arbeitete.
In diesem Job lernte er, selbst scheinbar perfekte Einbrüche zu begehen.
Während er dort arbeitete, heiratete er auch Sharon Marie Huddle.
Das Paar hatte drei Töchter, die jetzt alle Erwachsene sind.
Zwischen 1974 und 1975 führte eine als Visalia Ransacker bekannte Person mehr als 120 Einbrüche in der Region durch. Jahrzehntelang war seine Identität unbekannt.
Als DeAngelo 2018 wegen Morden und Vergewaltigungen an Dutzenden anderer verhaftet wurde, wurde er schnell mit den Verbrechen von Visalia Ransacker in Verbindung gebracht und für sie verantwortlich gemacht.
Seine Unterschrift beim Einbruch war, Frauenunterwäsche an seinen Tatorten verstreut zu lassen.
1975 schloss er sein Studium von Einbruch zu Entführungsversuchen und anschließendem Töten ab und erschoss Claude Snelling, der seine jugendliche Tochter Elizabeth vor Entführungen schützte.
Die 16-jährige Elizabeth wachte am 11. September 1975 um 2 Uhr morgens auf und sah einen Mann in einer Skimaske, der über ihrem Bett stand und ihr sagte, sie solle mit ihm gehen oder getötet werden.
Er zog sie aus ihrem Zimmer und aus der Hintertür der Familie in Richtung ihres Carports, wurde aber von Snelling aufgehalten, der gerade in der Küche war.
Elizabeth erinnerte sich später: „Ich hörte einen Schrei und sah, wie mein Vater aus der Hintertür stürmte.
'Der Entführer) warf mich nieder und erschoss meinen Vater zweimal. Dann richtete er die Waffe auf mich. & # 39;
DeAngelo schlug sie mit der Waffe und trat sie, floh aber. Snelling starb auf dem Weg ins Krankenhaus.
1976 verließ er die Exeter Police Department und begann für die Auburn Police Department zu arbeiten.
Zu diesem Zeitpunkt begann seine unerbittliche Vergewaltigung.
Zwischen 1976 und 1979 vergewaltigte er Dutzende Frauen in der Region.
Es terrorisierte die Viertel, in denen er seine Ziele auswählte, und brachte ihm den Namen East Area Rapist ein.
Eines der Opfer erinnerte sich daran, wie er sich nach dem Angriff neben sie legte und schluchzte: "Ich hasse dich, ich hasse dich, ich hasse dich, Bonnie."
DeAngelo wurde 1979 von der Polizei entlassen, nachdem er in einer Drogerie in Citrus Heights, einem der Gebiete, in denen er Frauen angreifen würde, beim Ladendiebstahl eines Hammers und eines Hundeabwehrmittels erwischt worden war.
Anschließend arbeitete er 27 Jahre lang in einem Distributionszentrum von Save Mart Supermarkets, wo er Lastwagen reparierte, bevor er 2017 in den Ruhestand ging.
Es ist unklar, wann, aber er und seine Frau trennten sich einige Zeit vor seiner Verhaftung im Jahr 2018, was für seine Nachbarn und Verwandten ein Schock war.
Es war das erste Mal, dass die Polizei DNA-Proben, die an einigen Tatorten gefunden wurden, gegen DNA testete, die von GEDMatch gespeichert wurde.
Einer von DeAngelos Verwandten hatte bereitwillig seine Probe eingereicht, um mehr über ihre Herkunft herauszufinden.
Seit seinem Fall wurde es hunderte Male als Aufklärungstechnik eingesetzt.
DeAngelos Nachbarn beschrieben ihn als "streitsüchtig", unwahrscheinlich und als "Fluch".
Während er für 88 Verbrechen verantwortlich gemacht wurde, wurde er auch in anderen entlastet.
Zu seinen Vergewaltigungen gehört der Angriff eines 13-jährigen Mädchens, das sich im Detail daran erinnerte, angegriffen worden zu sein, während er ihr eine Taschenlampe ins Gesicht leuchtete.
'In einem sehr harten Flüsterton würde er sagen: "Willst du sterben?
„Soll ich deine Mutter töten? Soll ich ihr die Kehle durchschneiden? «» Wardlow hat gesagt.
"Ich antwortete ihm sofort:" Es ist mir egal ", und er sagte:" Halt die Klappe! Halt die Klappe! Halt die Klappe! "Margaret Wardlow, die 1977 von ihm vergewaltigt wurde, erinnerte sich nach seiner Verhaftung an Inside Edition vergangenes Jahr.
DeAngelos Frau und Kinder haben nie von seinen Verbrechen gesprochen.
Seine Schwester war fassungslos, als er verhaftet wurde.
„So fassungslos ich auch bin – weil ich noch nie gesehen habe, dass er irgendeinen Wahnsinn oder ähnliches zeigt – ich kann es einfach nicht glauben.
"Ich habe noch nie etwas gesehen, was mir erlaubt hätte zu glauben, dass er solche Dinge tun könnte", sagte Rebecca Thompson, seine ältere Schwester, The Sacramento Bee zum Zeitpunkt seiner Verhaftung.
GOLDEN STATE KILLER'S dreizehn Mordopfer
Claude Snelling: 11. September 1975
11. September 1975
Der Journalistenprofessor Claude Snelling, 45, schlief in seinem Haus in Visalia, Kalifornien, als er gegen 2 Uhr morgens draußen ein seltsames Geräusch hörte.
Er eilte nach draußen und fand einen maskierten Mann, der seine 16-jährige Tochter Elizabeth wegzog.
Der Entführer schoss zweimal auf Snelling, tötete ihn und floh zu Fuß aus der Szene, wobei Elizabeth unversehrt blieb.
Sie erzählte später, wie ihr Vater ihr Leben gerettet hatte.
DeAngelo hatte sie geweckt und stand in einer Skimaske über ihr. Er sagte ihr, sie solle mit ihm gehen oder ihr Leben riskieren.
Sie sagte, es sei "verschwommen", aber sie erinnerte sich, dass er sie gezogen hatte.
'Der Entführer) warf mich nieder und erschoss meinen Vater zweimal. Dann richtete er die Waffe auf mich. & # 39;
DeAngelo schlug sie mit der Waffe und trat sie, floh aber. Snelling starb auf dem Weg ins Krankenhaus.
Die Schießerei war mit der Arbeit des Visalia Ransacker verbunden, der vermutlich für 102 Einbrüche in der Gegend verantwortlich war, als die Ballistik die Waffe, mit der Snelling getötet wurde, mit einer Waffe in Einklang brachte, die bei einem früheren Einbruch gestohlen worden war.
Brian und Katie Maggiore: 2. Februar 1978
Brian und Katie Maggiore
2. Februar 1978
Brian Maggiore (21) und seine Frau Katie (20) gingen am 2. Februar 1978 mit ihrem Hund in ihrem Viertel Rancho Cordova vor den Toren von Sacramento spazieren.
Das FBI sagte, das Paar sei verfolgt worden, bevor es vom Golden State Killer erschossen wurde.
Dr. Robert Offerman und Alexandria Manning: 30. Dezember 1979
Dr. Robert Offerman und Alexandria Manning
30. Dezember 1979
Dr. Robert Offerman (44) und Alexandria Manning (35) wurden in einem Haus in Goleta bei Santa Barbara getötet.
Offerman, ein osteopathischer Chirurg, und Manning, ein klinischer Psychologe, hatten ihre Hände mit Bindfäden gebunden.
Lyman und Charlene Smith (links) sowie Patrice und Keith Harrington (rechts)
Lyman und Charlene Smith
13. März 1980
Lyman Smith (43) und seine Frau Charlene (33) wurden in ihrem Haus in Ventura County mit einem Kaminholz zu Tode geprügelt.
Smith war ein Anwalt, der nur wenige Tage von seiner Ernennung zum Richter entfernt war. Seine Frau arbeitete als Gerichtsschreiberin.
Patrice und Keith Harrington
19. August 1980
Patrice Harrington (28) und ihr Ehemann Keith (25) wurden in ihrem Haus in Dana Point getötet. Die Polizei sagte, sie wurden mit einem stumpfen Instrument geschlagen.
Patrice war eine Kinderkrankenschwester und ihr Mann war Medizinstudent an der UC Irvine.
Manuela Witthuhn (links) und Janelle Lisa Cruz (rechts)
5. Februar 1981
Die 28-jährige Manuela Witthuhn wurde in ihrem Haus in Irvine vergewaltigt und zu Tode geprügelt.
Sie war zu dieser Zeit allein zu Hause, weil ihr Mann im Krankenhaus war und sich von einer Krankheit erholte.
Cheri Domingo und Gregory Sanchez
Cheri Domingo und Gregory Sanchez
27. Juli 1981
Cheri Domingo (35) und Gregory Sanchez (27) saßen zu Hause in Goleta, als sie im Bett ermordet wurden.
Domingo wurde mit gefesselten Händen gefunden und erlitt massive Kopfverletzungen. Sanchez wurde erschossen und geschlagen.
Janelle Lisa Cruz
4. Mai 1986
Die 18-jährige Janelle Cruz wurde im Haus ihrer Familie in Irvine zu Tode geprügelt. Sie war zu der Zeit allein zu Hause und die Polizei fand sie auf ihrem Bett liegend.
Ein Immobilienmakler, der das Haus der Familie verkaufte, entdeckte als erster den Körper des Teenagers. Im ganzen Haus wurde Blutspritzer gefunden, und die Polizei glaubt, sie sei mit einem Rohrzangenschlüssel geschlagen worden.
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