Golden State Killer And Rapist Taken Into Police Custody

Golden State Killer And Rapist Taken Into Police Custody


AUTHORITIES SAY AFTER 40 YEARS.. THEY’VE CAPTURED ONE OF CALIFORNIA’S MOST PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLERS. THE MAN KNOWN AS THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER.. THE ORIGINAL NIGHT STALKER.. AND THE ‘EAST AREA RAPIST.’ THE SUSPECT: JOSEPH JAMES DEANGELO.. A FORMER POLICE OFFICER.. NOW 72 YEARS OLD.. INVESTIGATORS SAY HE’S BEHIND A DOZEN MURDERS.. AT LEAST 45 RAPES.. AND MORE THAN 150 RESIDENTIAL BREAK-INS.. IN THE 19-70’S AND 80’S. THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER FIRST STRUCK THE SACRAMENTO AREA… MOVED TO THE BAY AREA, AND THEN SOUTH TO SANTA BARBARA AND ORANGE COUNTIES. NIGHTBEAT’S CHRINSTIN AYERS IS IN THE SACRAMENTO SUBURB OF CITRUS HEIGHTS.. WHERE AUTHORITIES MADE THE ARREST. STANDUP INTRO: AUTHORITIES WON’T SAY EXACTLY WHAT LED THEM TO THIS CITRUS HEIGHTS SUSPECT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 8 COUNTS OF MURDER.. AND MORE SUSPECT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 8 COUNTS OF MURDER.. AND MORE CHARGES ARE EXPECTED. YESTERDAY’S ARREST STEMS FROM D-N-A THAT MATCHED 4 MURDERS. KATIE AND BRIAN MAGGIORE WERE SHOT TO DEATH WHILE WALKING THEIR DOG IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY IN 19-78. 2 YEARS LATER.. YOU JUST LEARNED ABOUT.. LYMAN AND CHARLENE SMITH …WHO WERE MURDERED IN THEIR VENTURA COUNTY HOME. THE KILLER SNUCK IN THROUGH A SIDE DOOR.. AND BLUDGEONED THEM TO DEATH WITH A LOG. MEANTIME, VICTIMS WHO SURVIVED.. ARE SPEAKING OUT TONIGHT. IN THE FALL OF 19-77: MARGARET WARDLOW BECAME THE RAPIST’S 27th.. AND YOUNGEST VICTIM. SHE WAS JUST 13-YEARS-OLD. “i held my own, i still feel that way to this day, ive never looked back, ive never let this person define who i am as a person.. that’s giving him too much power.” THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER IS LINKED TO AT LEAST A DOZEN RAPES IN THE BAY AREA.. BEGINNING IN 19-78.. ELIZABETH COOK HAS THAT PART OF THE STORY TONIGHT. VERONICA – IT WAS A FRIGHTENING TIME BACK THEN… AND MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER FAMILIES LOCKING DOORS… AND BUYING GUNS. THE SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY FAVORED UPPER CLASS SUBURBS… AND WORE A MASK AND EVEN SPENT SEVERAL HOURS AT THE HOME TYING UP HUSBANDS OR MALE COMPANIONS. MANY RESIDENTS LIVING IN FEAR.. WENT TO GO SLEEP IN HOTELS.. “”Many sleepless nights — I do know many woman who went to hotels.” (but to) “We need to increase our patrol – Rape crisis people ….what they can do in an effort to prevent these attacks ” LOCKSMITHS WERE ALSO SENT TO BAY AREA NEIGHBORHOODS TO CHANGE LOCKS AND ADD DOUBLE BOLTS. HERE’S A PORTION OF A NEWS REPORT FROM 19-78.. FROM REPORTER BEN WILLIAMS. “Saturday night he pried open the back door and entered the bedroom of a 32 year old Danville woman who lived alone in a fashionable suburban development – she was awakened while being blindfolded – she never saw her assistant ” ANOTHER INCIDENT HAPPENED IN A SAN RAMON NEIGHBORHOOD. WHERE A WOMAN SAYS THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER TRIED TO BREAK INTO HER HOME AND RAPE HER. HER DOG ENDED UP SCARING HIM OFF. VERONICA? HERE’S WHAT ELSE WE KNOW ABOUT THE SUSPECT TONIGHT: HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER IN AUBURN FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS.. DURING THE LATE 1970’S. HE WAS THEN FIRED FOR SHOPLIFTING.. THAT’S JUST ABOUT THE TIME INVESTIGATORS SAY HE BEGAN TERRORIZING PARTS OF THE BAY AREA. ” “This is an embarassment for the whole department. ” BUT SOT (:55-1:02) “I just wish there’d been something that we could have seen. Some type of indicator…that he was even associated with this crime.”” FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS… THE SUSPECTED KILLER… FLEW UNDER THE RADAR. NIGHTBEAT’s JOE VAZQUEZ IS HERE. JOE — IT’S AN INTERESTING TWIST THAT THE SUSPECT IS FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT … RIGHT. SO THE BIG QUESTION TONIGHT: DID THE FACT THAT THE SUSPECT IS A FORMER COP HELP HIM COMMIT THE CRIMES AND REMAIN FREE ALL THESE YEARS? Chief Eric Jones / Stockton Police Questions come up: did LOT ABOUT HOW A COP MIGHT KNOW HOW TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO LEAVE EVIDENCE. THE OTHER ASPECT: WERE INVESTIGATORS SLOW TO SUSPECT HIM BECAUSE HE CAME FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY?

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