‘Golden State Killer’ pleads guilty to 13 murders

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr, the suspected 'Golden State Killer', appearing in court on April 27, 2018 in Sacramento, California. DeAngelo, a former police officer, is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped more than 45 women and burglarised hundreds of homes throughout California in the 1970s and 1980s. – AFP pic, June 30, 2020.

A FORMER policeman dubbed the “Golden State Killer” pleaded guilty to 13 murders yesterday, as well as confessing to dozens of rapes, robberies and kidnappings, drawing a line under a sadistic crime spree that terrorised California for two decades.

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr admitted to being the notorious killer and rapist who stalked the state during the 1970s and 1980s, as the appalling details of his crimes were read out at a plea hearing held in Sacramento.

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