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#UPDATES - GOLDEN STATE KILLER: aka #EARONS arrested for homicides & rapes in CALIF - 70s-80s

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by Kimster, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Sunburst

    Sunburst Bronze Member

    more details: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...te-Killer-faces-court-without-wheelchair.html

    News outlets are seeking to unseal details related to his arrest and search warrants prosecutors obtained in April, arguing they will provide important details about how prosecutors identified DeAngelo and what evidence they have gathered from him.

    Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet heard arguments on whether details about warrants used to arrest DeAngelo will be made publc".
    DeAngelo's public defender, Diane Howard, says the information should remain shielded from public view because it could taint jurors and witnesses. In a motion, Howard said the arrest warrants include evidence and details about rapes that DeAngelo is accused of committing, which wouldn't be permissible at trial.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-court-without-wheelchair.html#ixzz5FWx7hIuQ
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    May 29th, 2018: Sacramento Hearing

    Update: Judge Sweet has yet to give a ruling on how much of the arrest/search warrants to release. Court is in recess until noon while he reviews the documents. He explained that it is a “thoughtful process” and will take time.

    Joseph DeAngelo appeared before Judge Michael Sweet in the Sacramento Superior Court today to fight a motion to unseal his arrest and search warrants.

    The hearing, which started around 9:00 AM and lasted about an hour, was the first one since April to have news cameras allowed inside.

    DeAngelo entered the courtroom and spent the entirety of the hearing on his feet inside a caged-in area on the right side of the courtroom. He stared straight ahead throughout the hearing, only conferring briefly with one of his attorneys after court had been adjourned.

    More at link: http://goldenstatekillertrial.com/may-28th-2018-sacramento-hearing/
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  3. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Silence of the lambs....
  4. Sunburst

    Sunburst Bronze Member


    Prosecutors want some information mentioned in the warrants to be redacted, such as the investigatory techniques they use(d), and victim and witness testimonies to not be made public. Apparently DeAngelo has made another miraculous recovery and is now capable of standing up inside a cage for today's hearing. According to the story, he appeared very healthy and spry while standing in the cage.

  5. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    If only every state had sunshine laws.
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  6. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Portions of search warrants in Golden State Killer case unsealed by Sacramento County judge
    JUN 01, 2018 | 2:55 PM

    A Sacramento County judge on Friday ordered the release of portions of search warrants and related documents that detail why authorities think Joseph DeAngelo Jr. is the Golden State Killer and what they hoped to find inside his home.

    Judge Michael Sweet ordered their release after hearing objections from DeAngelo’s defense team and concerns from prosecutors about any effects on a future trial. An attorney representing the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets had filed a motion to have the warrants unsealed for the public record.

    The documents provide the public’s first glimpse into the case detectives built against DeAngelo, the former police officer accused of terrorizing communities across California in the 1970s and ’80s. During that time, he is believed to have been behind at least 12 killings, dozens of rapes and more than 100 burglaries. The names and other identifying information for at least 75 surviving victims, witnesses and detectives included in the warrant were redacted, along with details of previously suspected rapes.

    Sweet ruled that a list of the evidence seized from DeAngelo’s home, computer and his phone will remain sealed.

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-golden-state-killer-deangelo-warrant-20180601-story.html
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  7. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Records show DNA from a tissue led to Golden State Killer suspect arrest
    Joseph DeAngelo is suspected of committing at least a dozen killings and roughly 50 rapes in the 1970s and 80s.
    Jun.01.2018 / 7:38 PM ET / Source: Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities to arrest a former California police officer suspected of being the Golden State Killer, according to warrants released Friday.
    After identifying DeAngelo as a suspect, investigators followed him to a store in April and took a swab from the handle of a door he used. That sample didn't immediately lead to an arrest.

    Three days later, investigators collected trash from cans left outside DeAngelo's home in Citrus Heights, California. A piece of tissue plucked from the trash proved to be the piece of evidence they needed to obtain an arrest warrant, according to the documents.

    Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-new...ed-golden-state-killer-suspect-arrest-n879441
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  8. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member


    When the suspected Golden State Killer drove into a Hobby Lobby parking lot in April, investigators were waiting nearby. As he walked into the craft store, it gave them a perfect chance to collect a secret DNA sample.
    Police swabbed the driver's side handle of Joseph James DeAngelo's car, according to arrest and search warrants released Friday.
    Authorities sent it for testing and matched it to semen recovered at some of the Golden State Killer's crime scenes, the arrest warrant said.
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  9. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Does he knit?o_O
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I know, right?

    Scares me to think that serial killers even go to Hobby Lobby. No where is safe!
  11. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    The 13th murder: How the unsolved slaying of a professor fits into the Golden State Killer case
    By Katie Dowd, SFGATE
    Published 1:37 pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    Joseph DeAngelo, the man law enforcement believes is the Golden State Killer, has been charged with 12 murders. But the 13th, a mysterious case long suspected to be the work of the infamous serial killer, continues to exist only on the peripheries.

    Before the East Area Rapist terrorized Sacramento, long before he moved to Southern California and began killing there, the 1975 slaying of a Visalia college professor is thought to be his first murder.

    The Visalia Ransacker had been breaking into homes for over a year when he targeted the residence of Claude Snelling, a journalism professor at the College of the Sequoias, on the night of Sept. 11, 1975. It’s not clear whether the killer knew Snelling, although the arrest warrant for DeAngelo offers a few tantalizing details.

    Read more: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/arti...isalia-ransacker-earons-timeline-12970215.php
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  12. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Not a match for Rhonda and Donald Wicht.

    DNA clears Golden State Killer suspect in 1978 Simi Valley slayings that put innocent man in prison

    JUN 13, 2018 | 11:25 AM

    When DNA offered a break in the four-decade manhunt for the notorious Golden State Killer, cold-case investigators across California wondered if the man who was arrested was behind their own unsolved crimes.

    One of the most high-profile cases involved a brutal double slaying in Simi Valley in 1978, which had been reopened recently when detectives discovered that the man who was convicted and sent to prison in the slayings was innocent.

    Now, those investigators are back to the drawing board. A DNA comparison between the Golden State Killer suspect, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., and samples taken from the Simi Valley crime scene did not match.

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-golden-state-killer-simi-valley-20180612-story.html
  13. sherryfrazier

    sherryfrazier New Member

  14. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Hi Sherry :welcome:
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  15. sherryfrazier

    sherryfrazier New Member

    I was watching the I.D channel not to long ago. they had the golden state killer way before they found this guy by dna. the golden state killer he would rape the women and if anthor person was there he would put a saucer and cup on thier back so that way he could here if they moved
  16. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Hey @Cousin Dupree didn't you watch that one also?
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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Hi Sherry! :welcome:

    I think I saw that one, too! I can't even imagine trying to lay that still. I'd start crying!
  18. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Yep, very good.
  19. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    They've got a seris on netflix UK about this case been watching got 2 episodes to go
    don't know when origanally made but the last episode is an update with him being caught
  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    CBS News has learned the alleged Golden State Killer will be charged Monday for what investigators believe was his very first murder. Joseph DeAngelo is accused of shooting Claude Snelling in Visalia, California, in 1975. The district attorney and police chief will announce the new charges. Detectives say his criminal behavior escalated in the small farming town, from sadistic burglar to notorious serial killer.

    "In my heart, I believe he's the one, and that my father was his first victim," Snelling's daughter, Elizabeth Hupp, told "CBS This Morning." Her father gave up his life to save her from being abducted by the so-called "Visalia Ransacker," reports CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan.

    In September 1975, she said a masked gunman broke into her bedroom in the middle of the night, threatened her, and then dragged her out to their carport.

    "That's when I heard my dad yell and… the man with a ski mask pushed me to the ground, turned, and shot my dad twice as he was coming through the back door," Hupp said.

    Snelling died on the way to the hospital. Hupp was 17 years old at the time.

    "He's always been my hero," Hupp said, adding, "I would not be here today, I'm sure of it, if it hadn't been for him."

    Tulare County district attorney Tim Ward believes Snelling was the first victim murdered by Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer.

    "We're filing first degree murder charges against Mr. DeAngelo, along with an allegation that he used a firearm in the commission of that murder," Ward said.


    Can you imagine the terror for this woman who was a 17 year old teen at the time? <shudder>

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