FBI nets ‘Golden State Killer’ in California

Written by  McDonald Chiwayula

The Federal Bureau of Investigations in collaboration with California State Police have cornered and jailed a former police officer for the infamous murders across California spanning decades. The officer, who until his arrest was nicknamed the Unknown Golden State Killer, was a lethal killer and serial rapist in the 1970s and 80’s.


According to an interview monitored on Aljazeera News Network, Scott Jones, Sacramento State Sherriff, the 42 years of rampage, rape and murders were a big puzzle to solve as the man was too smart and left no marks till FBI outsmarted him.


“In a perfectly executed arrest, my detectives arrested James Joseph DeAngelo, 72 years old living in Seattle Central Heights, we have all the evidence against him and we will present that in court,” said Jones.
Coordinated FBI and police investigations into the serial rape and murder cases indicate that the crimes were occurred when DeAngelo was Sacramento Area Policeman.


“We have traced that DeAngelo betrayed the police force as surely we notice he was behind all these, burglary and a number of rape cases,” bemoaned Jones.


Police records indicate that Deangelo is alleged to have murdered 45 people, raped 12 women and committed 120 burglaries in various homes across California in 1970s and 80s. Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento County District Attorney, said security authorities collected huge volumes of data and tapes but failed to crackdown the traitor until recent advancements in DNA technology that have precisely got him under bars.


“We all knew as part of this team that we were looking for a needle in haystack. But we also knew that the needle was there,” said Schubert.


DeAngelo in a ‘Nachipanti’ fashion is said to have targeted couples in the middle of the night. He would tie the husband, rape women and girls and strangle them to death. His youngest victim was 13 years old. Many law firms and human rights activists have hailed the arrest of DeAngelo and said justice has triumphed.

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