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California seeking death penalty against Golden State Killer suspect

California is seeking the death penalty against the Golden State Killer suspect, despite the governor's moratorium on executions.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 10:49 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California is seeking the death penalty against the Golden State Killer suspect, despite the governor's moratorium on executions.

Joseph DeAngelo, 73, is on trial for 13 murder cases from the 70s and 80s.

District attorneys from four of the six counties where the crimes were committed will seek the death penalty.

In a statement, the governor's office said the district attorneys, "can pursue this action as their right under the law.”

The brother of one victim spoke on the moratorium.

“He has now decided to take his own personal opinions and put those in front of the will of the people of California,” said Ronald Harrington. “The death penalty does serve as a deterrent.”

Some law experts say it is unlikely someone will be executed as long as Newsom remains in office.

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