'Golden State Killer' Case
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July 1, 2020, 12:05 AM

The 'Golden State Killer': Inside the timeline of crimes

The "Golden State Killer" crimes date back to the 1970s.
July 1, 2020, 12:05 AM
The 'Golden State Killer': Inside the timeline of crimes
June 30, 2020, 10:02 PM

California's alleged Golden State Killer set to plead guilty

A 74-year-old former police officer is tentatively set to plead guilty Monday to being the elusive Golden State Killer
June 30, 2020, 10:02 PM
California's alleged Golden State Killer set to plead guilty
June 30, 2020, 6:49 PM

'Golden State Killer' pleads guilty as horrific crimes recounted by prosecutors

Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in 2018 decades after the crime spree.
June 30, 2020, 6:49 PM
'Golden State Killer' pleads guilty as horrific crimes recounted by prosecutors
June 30, 2020, 3:04 PM

Supreme Court strikes down abortion law in Louisiana

A 5-4 decision struck down a restrictive Louisiana law that required any doctor providing abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital less than 30 miles away.
June 30, 2020, 3:04 PM
Supreme Court strikes down abortion law in Louisiana
June 30, 2020, 2:40 PM

Former relative of 'Golden State Killer' speaks out

The former brother-in-law of James Joseph DeAngelo spoke exclusively to ABC News about DeAngelo, who pleaded guilty to killing 13 people.
June 30, 2020, 2:40 PM
Former relative of 'Golden State Killer' speaks
June 29, 2020, 8:18 PM

‘Golden State Killer’ pleads guilty

Joseph DeAngelo pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder as well as multiple rapes and burglaries.
June 29, 2020, 8:18 PM
‘Golden State Killer’ pleads guilty
June 16, 2020, 10:24 PM

Man accused of being 'Golden State Killer' to plead guilty

A man accused of being the rapist and killer who terrorized California residents in the 1970s and 1980s has agreed to plead guilty to dozens of crimes in return for being spared the death penalty
June 16, 2020, 10:24 PM
'Golden State Killer' to plead guilty
7 months ago

Home of suspected 'Golden State Killer' sold in Sacramento

The home of a man suspected of being the notorious “Golden State Killer” has been sold to a couple who intend to live there
7 months ago
Home of suspected 'Golden State Killer' sold in Sacramento
1 year ago

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in 'Golden State Killer' case

Suspected "Golden State Killer" Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in April 2018.
1 year ago
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in 'Golden State Killer' case
1 year ago

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in 'Golden State Killer' case

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against suspected "Golden State Killer" Joseph DeAngelo if he is convicted of the charges against him, they announced in court in Sacramento on Wednesday.
1 year ago
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in 'Golden State Killer' case
1 year ago

DNA clears accused Golden State Killer of 1975 murder

DNA testing excluded Joseph DeAngelo as a suspect in Donna Jo Richmond's death.
1 year ago
DNA clears accused Golden State Killer of 1975 murder
2 years ago

Man arrested for 2009 murder of 22-year-old mother through same type of testing that caught 'Golden State Killer' suspect

Michael Henslick was arrested Tuesday for the 2009 murder of Holly Cassano, 22.
2 years ago
Genetic genealogy leads to arrest in 2009 murder of 22-year-old mother
2 years ago

Suspected 'Golden State Killer,' accused of murders across California, to face trial in Sacramento: Officials

Joseph DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was arrested this April.
2 years ago
Suspected 'Golden State Killer,' accused of murders across California, to face trial
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' suspect allegedly killed his first victim in 1975, while he was a police officer

The suspected "Golden State Killer," Joseph DeAngelo, was arrested this April.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' suspect was cop during alleged murder of professor
2 years ago

Golden State Killer suspect charged in 13th murder

The suspected "Golden State Killer," Joseph DeAngelo, was arrested this April.
2 years ago
Golden State Killer suspect charged in 13th murder
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' may be behind 1979 murder that another man died in prison for, attorney argues

William Evins was convicted in the '80s of killing Joan Anderson in 1979.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' may be behind murder another man died in prison for: Attorney
2 years ago

'He didn't look our way once:' Daughter of 'Golden State Killer' victims says of suspect

"He didn't have the courage to face his accusers," Jennifer Carole, whose father and stepmother Lyman and Charlene Smith were killed in 1980 allegedly by the "Golden State Killer," said.
2 years ago
'He didn't look our way once:' Daughter of 'Golden State Killer' victims says
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' suspect faces more charges

The Santa Barbara district attorney added four counts of murder in the case of Joseph Deangelo, 72, the suspected serial killer accused of terrorizing California in the '70s and '80s.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' suspect faces more charges
2 years ago

Authorities say at least 12 killed by 'Golden State Killer' across California: Part 2

DNA helps cops identify northern California's "East Area Rapist" and southern California's "Original Night Stalker" as one man.
2 years ago
Authorities say at least 12 killed by 'Golden State Killer' across California
2 years ago

'East Area Rapist' terror grips Sacramento as number of victims rises: Part 1

A man brazenly raped and robbed numerous women in their homes, at times in the presence of their husbands and children, beginning in 1976.
2 years ago
'East Area Rapist' terror grips Sacramento as number of victims rises
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' allegedly caught after almost 42 years: Part 3

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a Vietnam War veteran and former cop is arrested at his home in suburban Sacramento.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' allegedly caught after almost 42 years
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer's' spree allegedly began when he was a cop: Part 4

Neighbors and former colleagues recall DeAngelo's habits and his explosive temper.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer's' spree allegedly began when he was a cop: Part 4
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' suspect charged with eight murders: Part 5

DeAngelo faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted. Meanwhile, questions are raised over why the crime spree ended.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' suspect charged with eight murders: Part 5
2 years ago

Sister survivors of 'Golden State Killer' speak out: Part 6

Now that DeAngelo is behind bars, survivors recall their "emotional rollercoaster" and say they feel relieved and liberated now.
2 years ago
Sister survivors of 'Golden State Killer' speak out: Part 6
2 years ago

New evidence could link alleged 'Golden State Killer' to crimes

A Sacramento judge ruled that prosecutors may collect additional DNA, fingerprints and photos of Joseph DeAngelo that could connect him to more murders and rapes.
2 years ago
New evidence could link alleged 'Golden State Killer' to crimes
2 years ago

How investigators built a genetic genealogy leading to 'Golden State Killer' arrest

20/20 EXTRA: Genetic genealogist and ABC News Consultant CeCe Moore showed "20/20" how investigators may have built a family tree to identify a suspect.
2 years ago
How investigators built a genetic genealogy leading to 'Golden State Killer' arrest
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' survivor was 13 when attacked

Margaret Wardlow says her rapist broke into her bedroom in the middle of the night, tied her up and raped her.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' survivor was 13 when attacked
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' case: Lead investigator on how killer adapted his methods

"Me being a law enforcement officer, it was sickening, thinking that somebody would hide behind the badge and commit these types of attacks," Paul Holes told "20/20."
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' case: Lead investigator on how killer adapted his methods
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' survivor recalls learning of suspect's arrest

Margaret Wardlow, the youngest rape victim, said she was "elated" when she heard a suspect had been arrested.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' survivor recalls learning of suspect's arrest
2 years ago

New details emerge in investigation into accused Golden State Killer

Court documents reveal how investigators say they cracked the serial killer case, all coming down to DNA evidence.
2 years ago
New details emerge in investigation into accused Golden State Killer
2 years ago

DNA from tissue taken out of alleged Golden State Killer's trash led to arrest, warrant shows

The arrest and search warrant was unsealed after a court decision.
2 years ago
DNA from tissue taken out of alleged serial killer's trash led to arrest: Warrant
2 years ago

New details emerge on alleged 'Golden State Killer'

The police chief who fired the suspect, Joseph DeAngelo, in 1979 speaks out about what he knew of a man accused of killing 12 people.
2 years ago
New details emerge on alleged 'Golden State Killer'
2 years ago

The so-called Golden State Killer appears in court in a cage

His lawyers were fighting a motion that would make key documents available to the public.
2 years ago
The so-called Golden State Killer appears in court in a cage
2 years ago

Daughter of alleged 'Golden State Killer' victim sees suspect for 1st time: 'He didn't look our way once'

The suspected serial killer was arrested last month decades after his alleged crimes.
2 years ago
Daughter of alleged 'Golden State Killer' victim sees suspect for 1st time in court
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' suspect faces 4 more counts of murder

Joseph James DeAngelo was taken into custody in late April.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' suspect faces 4 more counts of murder
2 years ago

Why former FBI agent thinks 'Golden State Killer' suspect fits the serial killer profile

Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspect in the "Golden State Killer" crime spree, started with burglaries and sexual assaults, but soon escalated his violence to murders.
2 years ago
Why former FBI agent thinks 'Golden State Killer' suspect fits serial killer profile
2 years ago
How DNA from family members helped solve the 'Golden State Killer' case: DA
2 years ago

Inside 'Golden State Killer' suspect's life in jail

Joseph DeAngelo, 72, is in a cell alone at the Sacramento County Main Jail.
2 years ago
Inside 'Golden State Killer' suspect's life in jail
2 years ago

'Going to kill you': Hear chilling phone call allegedly made by 'Golden State Killer'

Victims often received calls or hang-ups before and after attacks.
2 years ago
'Going to kill you': Hear chilling phone call allegedly made by 'Golden State Killer'
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' victims included a married couple murdered in their home
2 years ago

One of 'Golden State Killer's' youngest victims recalls attacker in her bedroom: I 'let him know, 'I'm not afraid of you'

When Margaret Wardlow recalls her childhood in Sacramento, California, she divides it into two distinct time frames.
2 years ago
One of 'Golden State Killer's' youngest victims recalls attacker in her bedroom
2 years ago

Why 'Golden State Killer' may have stopped murder spree: Investigator

Paul Holes, a retired detective who worked on the case for decades, believes he knows why the "Golden State Killer" took a five-year break from killing.
2 years ago
Why 'Golden State Killer' may have stopped murder spree: Investigator
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' suspect's defense motion to bar prosecutors from collecting evidence rejected by judge

A judge says prosecutors can obtain evidence from 'Golden State Killer' suspect.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' suspect's defense motion to bar evidence collection rejected
2 years ago

Inside terrifying 'Golden State Killer' crime spree, how 2 key ideas helped break the cold case open: Investigator

Paul Holes, who investigated for decades, takes ABC News inside the case.
2 years ago
How 2 key ideas helped break 'Golden State Killer' case open: Investigator
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' victim recalls rape that 'terrorized' her

Jane Carson-Sandler was attacked while in her home with her 3-year-old son.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' victim recalls details of 1976 rape that 'terrorized' her
2 years ago

A breakup may have sparked the 'Golden State Killer' rampage, investigator says

A long-time investigator on the case spoke to ABC News about the clues.
2 years ago
Breakup may have sparked 'Golden State Killer' rampage, investigator says
2 years ago

Surviving victim says she 'sobbed' after 'Golden State Killer' suspect was arrested

"It's just unbelievable," Jane Carson-Sandler told ABC News' "20/20." "After all these years, they got him."
2 years ago
Surviving victim says she 'sobbed' after 'Golden State Killer' suspect was arrested
2 years ago

'Golden State Killer' surviving victim recalls night she was attacked

Jane Carson-Sandler told ABC News' "20/20" that her attacker broke into her home in 1976, blindfolded her and her son, then raped her.
2 years ago
'Golden State Killer' surviving victim recalls night she was attacked
2 years ago

Investigators search for more victims of 'Golden State Killer'

Investigators are examining whether a breakup decades ago launched suspected killer Joseph DeAngelo, 72, into a murderous rage.
2 years ago
Investigators search for more victims of 'Golden State Killer'
2 years ago

Suspect arrested in decades-old 'Golden State Killer' case: Sources

A suspect has been arrested in the decades-old "Golden State Killer" case in California, according to multiple sources.
2 years ago
Suspect arrested in decades-old 'Golden State Killer' case: Sources