Golden State Killer apologizes during sentencing

A judge gave Joseph DeAngelo the absolute max sentence the court was able to give under the law.
2:22 | 08/22/20

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golden state killer. His victims calling him a monster as the judge ensures that Joseph Deangelo will die in prison. Deangelo himself addressed the court before receiving 11 consecutive life sentences, and ABC's zohreen shah is on the story from L.A. Zohreen, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. A judge gave the 74-year-old convicted killer and rapist life in prison without parole, this after numerous women stood up saying he robbed them of their lives speaking of the terror he caused them. The former police officer known as the golden state killer, one of the world's most infamous killers and rapists, rose from his wheelchair to apologize to his victims. And I am really sorry. Reporter: Joseph Deangelo sentenced to life without parole after confessing to 13 murders and more than 50 rapes in the '70s and '80s in California. Chris Pedretti was one of the survivors telling the court Deangelo took a piece of her life. He stole my youth, my innocence. Who could I have grown up to be? I guess I'll never know. Reporter: Deangelo didn't just attack his victims, family members say their loved ones were sometimes left beaten beyond recognition. He stalked others tormenting them with chilling phone calls before he struck. I'm gonna kill you. Reporter: Overnight Sacramento's district attorney reacting to his sentencing. It's time. It's just time. It's time for these families. I'm just so grateful that we got to this day. Reporter: After investigators pieced together clues about his DNA from public genealogy websites, they captured him two years ago living a life openly in plain sight wheeled into the court hearings appearing as a frail suspect often heard muttering. I've listened to all your statements. Reporter: But prosecutors showing this from his jail cell appearing to do arm exercises, even clamoring up to his desk, showing a killer still very much in control. The golden state killer will die in prison. While investigators were able to find him and bring justice for victims, two unsolved questions remain and may never be answered. Why he killed and raped people and why he suddenly stopped 34 years ago. Eva. Those two questions that those victims will be thinking about. This weather report sponsored

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