DNA Helps Catch ‘Golden State Killer’

DNA Helps Catch ‘Golden State Killer’


DRINKING, IN ONE CASE WHERE HE WRECKED A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE. A BREAK IN A DECADE’S OLD COLD CASE REVEALS AN EX-COP TO BE A SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER. THE FBI AND CALIFORNIA OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE ARRESTED THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER. HIS YOUNGEST VICTIM IS TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE SURVIVED HIS ATTACK. CHRIS MARTINEZ HAS MORE FROM LOS ANGELES. Reporter: NEIGHBORS WERE SHOCKED AS FBI AGENTS SEARCHED THE HOME OF 72-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH JAMES DEANGELO. IT’S KIND OF CRAZY, REALLY, BECAUSE I LIVE RIGHT BEHIND HIM. Reporter: AUTHORITIES SAY DEANGELO IS THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER, ALSO DUBBED ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER. WANTED FOR A STRING OF RAPES AND MURDERS SPANNING FROM 1976, TO 1986. WE WERE ABLE TO GET SOME DISCARDED DNA AND WE WERE ABLE TO CONFIRM WHAT WE THOUGHT WE ALREADY KNEW, THAT WE HAD OUR MAN. THIS IS LIKE THE GREATEST GIFT EVER. Reporter: MARGARET WAS JUST 13 YEARS OLD, WHEN SHE BECAME THE SERIAL RAPEST’S YOUNGEST VICTIM. HE WOULD ASK, DO YOU WANT ME TO KILL YOUR MOTHER, IN A HARSH WHISPER. I SAID I DON’T CARE. AS SOON AS YOU START ANSWERING, HE WOULD SAY SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP! I JUST KNEW IF I STOOD UP TO HIM AS MUCH AS I COULD, I KNEW HE’D LEAVE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. Reporter: DEANGELO’S CAPTURE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO JUSTICE. AUTHORITIES SAY THE KILLER’S DNA AND CRIME PATTERN IS LINKED TO AT LEAST 45 RAPES, A DOZEN MURDERS, AND MORE THAN 120 HOME BURGLARS FROM SACRAMENTO TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. CHRIS MARTINEZ, CBS NEWS. AUTHORITIES SAY DEANGELO

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