Ex-Police Officer Arrested In Golden State Killer Case | NBC Nightly News

Ex-Police Officer Arrested In Golden State Killer Case | NBC Nightly News


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ABLE TO LIVE UNDER THE HAS MORE HOW HE WAS ABLE TO LIVE UNDER THE RADAR AND HOW HE WAS ABLE TO LIVE UNDER THE RADAR AND HOW HE WAS CAUGHT. RADAR AND HOW HE WAS CAUGHT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT, CAUGHT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT, A FOUR-DECADE OLD>>Reporter: TONIGHT, A FOUR-DECADE OLD SEARCH FOR ONE OF A FOUR-DECADE OLD SEARCH FOR ONE OF HISTORYS MOST SEARCH FOR ONE OF HISTORYS MOST INFAMOUS SERIAL HISTORYS MOST INFAMOUS SERIAL KILLERS MAY BE OVER. INFAMOUS SERIAL KILLERS MAY BE OVER.>>WE FOUND THE NEEDLE KILLERS MAY BE OVER.>>WE FOUND THE NEEDLE IN THE HAYSTACK.>>WE FOUND THE NEEDLE IN THE HAYSTACK.>>Reporter: POLICE IN THE HAYSTACK.>>Reporter: POLICE ANNOUNCING THE CAPTURE>>Reporter: POLICE ANNOUNCING THE CAPTURE OF 72-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH ANNOUNCING THE CAPTURE OF 72-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH JAMES DEANGELO. OF 72-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH JAMES DEANGELO. ITS BELIEVED THE JAMES DEANGELO. ITS BELIEVED THE CRIMES WERE BEING ITS BELIEVED THE CRIMES WERE BEING COMMITTED WHILE CRIMES WERE BEING COMMITTED WHILE DEANGELO WAS A POLICE COMMITTED WHILE DEANGELO WAS A POLICE OFFICER AT TWO DEANGELO WAS A POLICE OFFICER AT TWO CALIFORNIA POLICE OFFICER AT TWO CALIFORNIA POLICE DEPARTMENTS. CALIFORNIA POLICE DEPARTMENTS. INVESTIGATIONORS SAY DEPARTMENTS. INVESTIGATIONORS SAY DISCARDED D.N.A. INVESTIGATIONORS SAY DISCARDED D.N.A. EVIDENCE LED AT THE DISCARDED D.N.A. EVIDENCE LED AT THE CAPTURE. EVIDENCE LED AT THE CAPTURE.>>WERE COMMITTED AND CAPTURE.>>WERE COMMITTED AND DETERMINED AND WE WILL>>WERE COMMITTED AND DETERMINED AND WE WILL GOD WILLING HOLDACCOUNTABLE. DETERMINED AND WE WILL GOD WILLING HOLDACCOUNTABLE.>>Reporter: THE GOD WILLING HOLDACCOUNTABLE.>>Reporter: THE KILLER CALLED THE>>Reporter: THE KILLER CALLED THE ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER KILLER CALLED THE ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER IS BELIEVED TO PLAN ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER IS BELIEVED TO PLAN AND CARRY OUT 12 IS BELIEVED TO PLAN AND CARRY OUT 12 MURDERS, 50 RAPES AND AND CARRY OUT 12 MURDERS, 50 RAPES AND OVER 100 HOME MURDERS, 50 RAPES AND OVER 100 HOME INVASIONS DURING A OVER 100 HOME INVASIONS DURING A REIGN OF TERROR IN THE INVASIONS DURING A REIGN OF TERROR IN THE 1970s AND 80s REIGN OF TERROR IN THE 1970s AND 80s SPANNING CALIFORNIA. 1970s AND 80s SPANNING CALIFORNIA.>>IVE JUST GROWN UP SPANNING CALIFORNIA.>>IVE JUST GROWN UP WITH BEING THE>>IVE JUST GROWN UP WITH BEING THE DAUGHTER OF A MURDER WITH BEING THE DAUGHTER OF A MURDER VICTIM. DAUGHTER OF A MURDER VICTIM.>>Reporter: DEBBIE VICTIM.>>Reporter: DEBBIE DEMINGO WAS 15 WHEN>>Reporter: DEBBIE DEMINGO WAS 15 WHEN HER MOTHER AND DEMINGO WAS 15 WHEN HER MOTHER AND BOYFRIEND BECAME HER MOTHER AND BOYFRIEND BECAME VICTIMS. BOYFRIEND BECAME VICTIMS. IN 1981, THE KILLER VICTIMS. IN 1981, THE KILLER SNUCK INTO DEBBIES IN 1981, THE KILLER SNUCK INTO DEBBIES HOME AND KILLED BOTH. SNUCK INTO DEBBIES HOME AND KILLED BOTH. WE SPOKE TO DEBBIE TWO HOME AND KILLED BOTH. WE SPOKE TO DEBBIE TWO YEARS AGO WHEN THE FBI WE SPOKE TO DEBBIE TWO YEARS AGO WHEN THE FBI REOPENED THE CASE. YEARS AGO WHEN THE FBI REOPENED THE CASE.>>I NEVER LOST ANYONE REOPENED THE CASE.>>I NEVER LOST ANYONE CLOSE TO ME AND SHE>>I NEVER LOST ANYONE CLOSE TO ME AND SHE WAS PROBABLY THE CLOSE TO ME AND SHE WAS PROBABLY THE CLOSEST PERSON TO ME. WAS PROBABLY THE CLOSEST PERSON TO ME.>>Reporter: THE CLOSEST PERSON TO ME.>>Reporter: THE CASES PROFILE HAD>>Reporter: THE CASES PROFILE HAD RISEN THANKS TO THE CASES PROFILE HAD RISEN THANKS TO THE BOOK ILL BE GONE IN RISEN THANKS TO THE BOOK ILL BE GONE IN THE DARK LATE WIFE TO BOOK ILL BE GONE IN THE DARK LATE WIFE TO KA THE DARK LATE WIFE TO KA COMEDIAN OSWALT WHO KA COMEDIAN OSWALT WHO HELPED FINISH HER COMEDIAN OSWALT WHO HELPED FINISH HER WORK. HELPED FINISH HER WORK.>>THIS IS INSANE. WORK.>>THIS IS INSANE. LOOKS LIKE THEY CAUGHT>>THIS IS INSANE. LOOKS LIKE THEY CAUGHT THE EAST AREA RAPIST. LOOKS LIKE THEY CAUGHT THE EAST AREA RAPIST. IF THATS TRUE, THEY THE EAST AREA RAPIST. IF THATS TRUE, THEY CAUGHT THE GOLDEN IF THATS TRUE, THEY CAUGHT THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER. CAUGHT THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER. SO THANK YOU GOD. STATE KILLER. SO THANK YOU GOD.>>Reporter: A DAY SO THANK YOU GOD.>>Reporter: A DAY COUNTLESS FAMILIES HAD>>Reporter: A DAY COUNTLESS FAMILIES HAD BEEN WAITING DECADES COUNTLESS FAMILIES HAD BEEN WAITING DECADES TO SEE FINALLY HERE. BEEN WAITING DECADES TO SEE FINALLY HERE. THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY TO SEE FINALLY HERE. THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF IS NOT THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF IS NOT SURPRISED DEANGELO WAS SHERIFF IS NOT SURPRISED DEANGELO WAS A LAW ENFORCEMENT SURPRISED DEANGELO WAS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. THEY CALLED THAT A OFFICER. THEY CALLED THAT A POSSIBILITY.

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  1. What way will he be punished? They will put him in a warm pair of pajamas, fuzzy socks , and have him doing work study in the prison library. And when he turns eighty. they will send him home.

  2. Monsters such as this merit nothing less than the death penalty, enforced swiftly, not in thirty years, like insane California does. Far beyond justice, the death penalty enables law enforcement to extract confessions in forbearance of the death penalty, saving courts hundreds of millions of dollars, and solving crimes which might have otherwise resulted in Not Guilty verdicts.

  3. I wonder if they took the DNA profile they already had and put it into something like Ancestry. com to see if there were hits on relatives and then zeroed in on the likely suspect, grabbed discarded DNA and confirmed it was him. That would fit the "innovative" word used in the Q&A. That would be awesome if that's how it happened.

  4. If this guy is guilty then he sure lived it up. Has a Volvo in his garage and an expensive California home not to mention he got to grow old out of prison. DNA didn't convict OJ so I hope there's more evidence to present.

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