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'Golden State Killer' Trial to be Held in Sacramento

The man suspected of being the infamous "Golden State Killer" will be tried in Sacramento.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2018 3:07 PM
Updated: Aug. 22, 2018 3:17 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Prosecutors say that the man suspected of being the "Golden State Killer" will be tried in Sacramento. 

Authorities say DeAngelo, 72, committed a series of killings, rapes and other crimes over 11 years, from 1975 to 1986, in Northern and Southern California. Law enforcement officials nicknamed the perpetrator the Golden State Killer, who was also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker.


Joseph Deangelo's trial will be held in Sacramento. He is suspected to be the "Golden State Killer."

Prosecutors in six counties filed an amended felony complaint in Sacramento Superior Court that combined the previous cases against DeAngelo in those counties. Those charges include 13 counts of murder with special circumstances, including murder committed during the course of a burglary and rape, prosecutors said.

The amended complaint also includes 13 new charges of kidnapping to commit robbery, with sentencing enhancements for using a firearm and a knife during those alleged crimes, authorities said.

If convicted, Deangelo could face the death sentence.  

Police arrested Deangelo on April 25 at his suburban Sacramento home after years of searching for the suspected killer. 

CNN contributed to this article. 

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