A California Police Officer brings an end to the long search decades for the man known as the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr, now 74 years old who is a serial killer and a physical assaulter, pleaded guilty on Monday to 13 murders and over 80 physical assaults over 12 years period and now he is expected to be sentenced to life in the prison in August.
DeAngelo announced guilty for the murder he committed as well as 13 counts of kidnap for the robbery which had been configured as an impromptu courtroom to accommodate more than 150 observers safely socially distanced. He himself said “I admit” for the crimes which were uncharged on him including 62 physical assaults.
Deangelo was first pleaded guilty on 11th of November in 1975 for shooting a college professor who was trying to prevent the kidnapping of his 16 years old daughter and bludgeoning death of Janelle Cruz on the 3rd of May in 1986 in Irvine.
Cruz was the last known victim of DeAngelo who was also known as Original night stalker, Visalia Ransacker, and more.
DeAngelo was caught 2 years ago, although he had never been as a suspect in any of the crimes he admitted to committing now. The search for the suspect, from 1986 until 2018, was met with red ends and false leads.
Thienvu Ho, a Sacramento County deputy DA said that DeAngelo became the prime suspect after his arrest. Investigators arrested him with the evidence they had against him. DeAngelo said that he had an inner urge to commit all the crimes.