California's 'Golden State Killer' sentenced to life in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A former California police officer was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for a string of 1970s and '80s murders and rapes attributed to the so-called 'Golden State Killer' and solved through the use of public genealogy websites.

Reuters August 22, 2020 00:10:39 IST
California's 'Golden State Killer' sentenced to life in prison

Californias Golden State Killer sentenced to life in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A former California police officer was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for a string of 1970s and '80s murders and rapes attributed to the so-called "Golden State Killer" and solved through the use of public genealogy websites.

Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, was ordered to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole in a Sacramento courtroom following four days of emotional hearings in which victims or their family members confronted him in open court.

(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; editing by Diane Craft)

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