Joseph DeAngelo, known as the Golden State Kille, confessed to 13 murders as part of a plea bargain with US prosecutors. This will allow him to avoid the death penalty.
DeAngelo was a member of the California police during his crimes in the 1970s and 80s. He was arrested in 2018 after DNA analysis in the genealogy determination system brought him. The serial killer is tried in Sacramento, the relatives of the victims are present at the meetings.
Golden State Kille also confessed to numerous rape, burglary and other crimes. De Angelo, 74, is expected to be sentenced to life in prison in August.
The sentencing will be the culmination of a crime investigation that began in the 1970s and has become one of the most high-profile cases in the state. Prosecutors called the geographical scope of his atrocities “simply stunning.”