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Judge: Michael G. Bowman
Court: Superior Court, Sacramento County, California
Plaintiff's Attorney: Amy Holliday
Defendant's Attorney: Not Available
Description: Sacramento, CA - The People of the States of California charged Joseph James DeAngelo, age 74, with multiple counts of first-degree murder and rape in the 1970s and 80s.m
DeAngelo was identified with the use of an analysis of DNA recovered from one of the crime scenes which identified relatives who then pointed toward DeAngelo. His DNA was then obtained from his trash.
Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 consecutive life sentences in prison.