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    A BRITISH survivor of the New Zealand mosque massacre was mocked in court by mass killer Brenton Tarrant. Nathan Smith, originally from Poole, Dorset, told the white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers: “I held a three-year-old boy in my arms praying he was still alive, but he was not. 6Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant laughed at a British survivor in courtCredit: REUTERS 6Nathan Smith, originally from Poole, Dorset, came face to face with the white supremacist who killed 51 worshippersCredit: Reuters “You killed in my name. I am white, Muslim and proud.” Tarrant, 29, laughed as Mr Smith added: “If you have a few spare minutes — and you will have many — you may want to read the Koran. It’s beautiful.” Mohammad Siddiqui was shot in the arm at Al Noor mosque, leaving him injured in hospital for eight days. He told the court he was only there a few minutes before "the devil arrived". "You arrived at the house of God to kill innocent people and carry out your gutless action. "I try not to talk about it because...
    A California prosecutor ripped the “Golden State Killer” Joseph DeAngelo as the “definition of a sociopath” in releasing jailhouse videos that she says proves his “feeble old” man demeanor was all an act. The newly released recordings from June and July show DeAngelo, 74, climbing on furniture in his cell, exercising in front of a mirror and easily bending over to put on his socks. The behavior is a far cry from DeAngelo’s image in court, where he’s appeared frail, gaunt and hunched over-relying on a wheelchair to get in and out of the courtroom and a cane to walk, according to KCRA. Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said the videos prove DeAngelo — who pleaded guilty to a series of rapes and murders that terrorized California in the 1970s and ’80s — doesn’t deserve sympathy. “After the last two years of court proceedings, many people have asked and wondered, really, who is Joseph DeAngelo?” she said at a press conference last week following DeAngelo’s sentencing. “Is he a feeble, old, 74-year-old man? Is he psychologically impaired? Is he...
    SHOCKING footage shows the Golden State Killer exercising and climbing on furniture in his cell at the same time he was appearing in court in a wheelchair. Joseph DeAngelo Jr, 74, was last week handed multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole after being convicted for a string of rapes and murders committed in California between 1976 and 1986. 9Joseph DeAngelo Jr is seen clambering onto a high sill in his cell 9He was also recorded lifting his arms above his head for exercise 9Throughout his trial, he appeared in a wheelchairCredit: The Mega Agency 9A sheriff's deputy wipes her eyes while listening to victim statementsCredit: Reuters DeAngelo, a former police officer, was arrested in April 2018 after DNA evidence was used along with a genealogy database to link him to the crimes decades after they were committed. In June, he admitted to 13 counts of first-degree murder in a deal intended to avoid the death penalty. He is also believed to be responsible for dozens of other rapes and burglaries. Following his arrest, DeAngelo...
    Surveillance footage has shown the Golden State Killer, who appeared feeble in a wheelchair during his recent trial, climbing on furniture and walking around his prison cell just months prior to being sentenced. Prosecutors released the footage of 74-year-old Joseph DeAngelo in his California prison cell soon after his sentencing on Friday to prove that he isn't the old and confused man he portrayed himself to be during his trial.   DeAngelo is now serving life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to at least 13 killings and dozens of rape in the 1970s and 80s in California.  The former police officer, who lived a double life as the murderous sociopath dubbed the Golden State Killer, was finally unmasked and linked to the crimes in 2018 with a pioneering use of DNA tracing.  Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said the videos, which date back to June this year, offer a glimpse into how the former police officer is the 'definition of a sociopath'.  Prosecutors released the footage of 74-year-old Joseph DeAngelo in his California prison cell soon...
    Brenna Ehrlich August 22, 2020 2:44AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone. Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, 74, was handed down 11 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole on Friday for 13 counts of first-degree murder and 13 kidnapping-related charges. "The defendant deserves no mercy," Judge Michael Bowman said after delivering the ruling, which is the maximum allowed and also includes another life sentence and eight years. The sentencing comes after a week of harrowing statements from survivors and victims' families. "I've listened to all your statements. Each one of them," DeAngelo said before sentencing. "And I'm truly sorry to everyone I hurt. Thank you, your honor." : The sentencing took place at Sacramento State University, where spectators were spaced according to Covid-19 prevention guidelines; DeAngelo heard the sentencing masked, as did the rest of the courtroom. There was also a temperature check administered to all attendants. Read more from Rolling Stone: The lingering mysteries of Charles Manson DeAngelo pleaded guilty to all crimes attributed to the serial murderer/rapist known as the Golden State Killer in June in an effort...
    On Friday, notorious serial rapist and murderer, Joseph DeAngelo a.k.a. “The Golden State Killer” was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, CNN reported. DeAngelo, who previously served as a police officer in California, issued an apology to many people in the courtroom before he received the judge’s verdict. “I’ve listened to all your statements, each one of them and I am truly sorry to everyone I hurt.” The 74-year-old terrorized multiple communities throughout the 1970s and ’80s, confessing raping over 50 women and the murders of 13 individuals. At his trial last June, DeAngelo confessed to multiple crimes he was not being charged with as part of a plea deal. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman issued his verdict in court on August 21. Sentenced to 11 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, Bowman also added an additional life sentence and eight more years onto his prison time to ensure he would be “locked away” so he can “never harm another innocent person.” “This is the absolute maximum sentence the court is able to...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) – A former California police officer dubbed the Golden State Killer told victims Friday he was “truly sorry” before he was sentenced to multiple life prison sentences for a decade-long string of rapes and murders that terrorized a wide swath of the state. Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, pleaded guilty in June to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges under a plea deal that avoided a possible death sentence. The punishment imposed by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman means DeAngelo will die in prison for the crimes committed between 1975 and 1986. “When a person commits monstrous acts, they need to be locked away so they can never harm an innocent person,” the judge said. IN PHOTOS: Joseph DeAngelo Faces His Victims US-CRIME-MURDER-CALIFORNIA-VICTIMSJoseph James DeAngelo, Jr., (C) speaks at his sentencing hearing held in Sacramento, California, on August 21, 2020. - DeAngelo, a former policeman dubbed the "Golden State Killer," apologized to his victims as he was handed multiple life sentences for a brutal decade-long crime spree that terrorized California. DeAngelo, 74, who confessed to...
    Joseph James DeAngelo, known as the “Golden State Killer,” said during his formal sentencing on Friday he was sorry for the people he hurt. The survivors, and family members did not get a chance to respond to this with a verbal statement in court, but maybe they didn’t need to. The audience erupted in applause when Judge Michael Bowman said the defendant “deserves no mercy.” DeAngelo, 74, pleaded guilty in June, and admitted he was behind a prolific, heinous crime spree in California from the 1970s and the 1980s. As part of the deal, he was spared the death penalty, which would’ve been moot anyway since the state currently has a moratorium on capital punishment. Friday marked the end of four-day sentencing hearing. Survivors and family members of the victims verbally pummeled him. “He truly is an evil monster with no soul,” said rape survivor Patricia Murphy in a statement read by her daughter in court on Tuesday. The defendant’s M.O., often, was to ambush people. If there was more than one person, he would put dishes on one of their backs...
    Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the Golden State Killer, has been sentenced to multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole. In June, DeAngelo, a former police officer, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of murder and 13 rape-related charges. Additionally, the killer claimed responsibility for dozens of other instances of sexual assault. The statutes of limitations on those incidents, however, have expired. DeAngelo admitted to harming 87 victims in 53 crimes across 11 California counties, according to prosecutors. He was officially sentenced in Sacramento, California, on Friday. DeAngelo has not been given the death penalty, as a plea agreement that he signed in June spares him from it. "The court approves this plea. However, the court is not saying that Mr. DeAngelo doesn’t deserve to have the death penalty imposed," said Judge Michael Bowman on Friday. "Mr. DeAngelo will spend the rest of his natural life and ultimately meet his death confined behind the walls of a state penitentiary." The infamous man started his spree of crimes back in 1975 while working as a police officer in Exeter,...
    Joseph James DeAngelo — who terrorized California in the 1970s and ’80s as a violent rapist and serial killer dubbed the “Golden State Killer” — was sentenced Friday to multiple consecutive terms of life without parole. The punishment ensures that the former police officer, 74, will die in jail for his crimes that rocked the Sacramento area in cases that went cold for decades. “By listening to the survivors, I’ve watched you. I could not help but wonder what you’re thinking,” Judge Michael Bowman told DeAngelo. “Are you capable of comprehending the pain and anguish you have caused?” Wearing a white face mask, DeAngelo was expressionless during the hours-long sentencing hearing held in the ballroom of Sacramento State University amid the coronavirus pandemic. But prior to being officially sentenced, he took off his mask and stood up to address the court. “I’ve listened to all your statements. Each one of them,” a gaunt-looking DeAngelo said, appearing to choke up. He took a long pause before adding, “And I’m really sorry to everyone I’ve hurt. Thank you, your honor.” In June,...
    By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court will begin hearings on Monday on the sentencing of a suspected white supremacist accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in a massacre that shocked the world and prompted a global campaign to stamp out online hate. Brenton Tarrant, an Australian national, attacked Muslims attending Friday prayers in the South Island city of Christchurch on March 15 last year with semi-automatic guns, broadcasting the shooting live on Facebook. Tarrant pleaded guilty to all charges in March, which include 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act. High Court judge Cameron Mander will hear statements from 66 survivors of the attack early in the week and Tarrant is likely to be present in the courtroom. Tarrant will be allowed to speak to the court before sentencing. The attack led to a ban on firearms in New Zealand and a campaign against hate content online led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a response that was hailed as a model for other countries. "This will...
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani man charged with the killing of a U.S. citizen inside a court in the country’s restive northwest has claimed he had an accomplice, a lawyer who managed to sneak the gun into the building and give it to him, the police said Thursday. The American, Tahir Naseem, was gunned down in public last month in the city of Peshawar where he was on trial for blasphemy following his arrest two years ago after he had allegedly declared himself Islam’s prophet. Rights activists said Naseem was mentally challenged. The U.S. State Department said Naseem had been “lured to Pakistan” from his home in Illinois and entrapped by the country’s controversial blasphemy law, which international rights groups have sought to have repealed. His killer, Faisal Khan, was taken into custody on the spot and now claims he had an accomplice who was able to bring the gun inside the court undetected and give it to him, said police official Inamullah Khan. The police official is not related to the killer. The alleged accomplice, Tufail...
    The woman whose name the alleged “Golden State Killer” Joseph DeAngelo uttered during a 1970s attack – his ex-fiancee Bonnie – faced the accused serial rapist and murderer in court on Wednesday, when she told him through a friend that "even a gun pointed at her face" wasn't enough for her to agree to be with him, according to multiple reports. Victim after victim took their turn over the last two days to describe how DeAngelo, a now-74-year-old California man and former police officer, wreaked havoc on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. "Even a gun pointed at her face could not make her choose you."— Jane Carson-Sandler, speaking on Bonnie Ueltzen's behalfSacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman will formally sentence DeAngelo to consecutive life prison sentences on Friday under a plea deal that will spare him the death penalty. Although Bonnie Ueltzen, 69, was not permitted to personally deliver her own statement, according to the Los Angeles Times, accuser Jane Carson-Sandler took the liberty of sharing some of Ueltzen’s words. Bonnie Ueltzen looks at Joseph James...
    By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Since death row isn’t an option for serial killer and rapist Joseph DeAngelo, his victims want him sent to the toughest possible prison in California to live in daily terror of other inmates. But they may not have much say over where or how the 74-year-old former police officer is imprisoned once he is sentenced on Friday. State corrections officials said they must make their own evaluation about where and how the man known as the Golden State Killer can be housed. He “deserves the worst possible environment, where he can live in fear as his victims did,” said Sandy James, the sister of rape victim Debbie Strauss, who died in 2016. Others have made similar recommendations during hearings that resume Thursday with testimony from loved ones of victims killed by DeAngelo. Rape victims testified during the first two days. Jennifer Carole, daughter of murder victim Lyman Smith, said it is important that DeAngelo be housed among other other inmates rather than in isolation. Her father was slain in 1980 at...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Since death row isn’t an option for serial killer and rapist Joseph DeAngelo, his victims want him sent to the toughest possible prison in California to live in daily terror of other inmates. But they may not have much say over where or how the 74-year-old former police officer is imprisoned once he is sentenced on Friday. State corrections officials said they must make their own evaluation about where and how the man known as the Golden State Killer can be housed. He “deserves the worst possible environment, where he can live in fear as his victims did,” said Sandy James, the sister of rape victim Debbie Strauss, who died in 2016. Others have made similar recommendations during hearings that resume Thursday with testimony from loved ones of victims killed by DeAngelo. Rape victims testified during the first two days. Jennifer Carole, daughter of murder victim Lyman Smith, said it is important that DeAngelo be housed among other other inmates rather than in isolation. Her father was slain in 1980 at age 43 in...
    The Golden State Killer on Wednesday came face to face with the ex-fiancee who whose name he shouted during rapes after she dumped him as a teen.  Bonnie Ueltzen was in court to hear day two of Joseph DeAngelo's sentencing hearing, four decades after he committed 13 known murders and dozens of rapes that spanned much of California. DeAngelo, 74, in June pleaded guilty to all 13 counts of murder, 13 counts of kidnapping, and confessed to 161 uncharged crimes - many of which were rapes - which go back beyond the statute of limitations.  Ueltzen, who was engaged to DeAngelo in the early 1970s before breaking it off, was not allowed to speak to the court as she is not listed as a victim of his crimes but she joined rape victim Jane Carson-Sandler.  Bonnie Ueltzen, right, who was engaged to DeAngelo in the early 1970s before breaking it off, was not allowed to speak to the court but she joined rape victim Jane Carson-Sandler, left Introducing Ueltzen, Carson-Sandler said: 'I also want to especially thank a friend who is...
    SACRAMENTO —  Through tears and anger, with trembling hands and fierce glares, a parade of victims again appeared in court Wednesday to confront the serial rapist — the assailant known as the Golden State Killer — who upended their lives four decades ago. Accompanying them was the woman whose name Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. cursed during at least one of his attacks, his college sweetheart. Bonnie Ueltzen was not allowed to speak in court since she wasn’t among the victims of the murders, rapes and other crimes DeAngelo admitted committing. But the woman who had been briefly engaged to him in the early 1970s stood Wednesday in silent confrontation. At 19, Ueltzen broke off the engagement because of what she said was her increasing fear and unease. Days later, DeAngelo showed up at night at her bedroom window, seeking to abduct her at gunpoint for a Nevada wedding, until her father intervened and sent him away. A decade later, police reported that DeAngelo repeatedly said, “I hate you Bonnie,” during a 1978 rape, the 37th attack. Ueltzen...
    (CNN)Nearly every victim who took the stand against the Golden State Killer on Tuesday called him a monster -- one they were finally able to face after decades of waiting."The nightmare has ended. He is the one forever alone in the dark," Carol Daly, one of the original detectives assigned to the case in Sacramento said in a statement on behalf of victim Cathy Rogers.Over the course of his crime spree that spanned California, Joseph James DeAngelo has been known as the Golden State Killer, the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker and the Visalia rapist. Last year, DeAngelo pleaded guilty to raping more than 50 women and murdering 13 people in the 1970s and 80s. As part of a plea deal, he also admitted to crimes he has not been charged with. One by one, victims and family members took the stand, describing in unpalatable detail, the horrors inflicted upon them by the former police officer.It started as a hobby. Now theyre using DNA to help cops crack cold casesOne woman, who was just seven years old and...
    A TWISTED murderer known as the Golden State Killer was branded the "devil incarnate" and a "sick monster" by brave survivors. One by one, nearly two dozen of Joseph DeAngelo's victims and their loved ones confronted him in a California courtroom yesterday. 7Joseph DeAngelo, 74, looked frail as he was wheeled into the courtroom on TuesdayCredit: EPA 7Brave Sandy James looked up from the podium to make her statementCredit: Reuters 7DeAngelo pleaded guilty to the charges on a plea deal to avoid the death penalty Credit: EPA The former police officer admitted to harming 87 victims at 53 separate crime scenes across 11 California counties in the plea deal that spares him the death penalty. "He and his knife had complete control over me for the next two hours," read Patti Cosper, speaking on behalf of her mom, Patricia Murphy who was raped by DeAngelo. "He truly is an evil monster with no soul. He is subhuman" "Joseph DeAngelo, henceforth called 'the Devil Incarnate', broke into my home, blindfolded me, tied me up, threatened my life with a...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Stories of pain and survival were told in court Tuesday as victims faced the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo. DeAngelo, who was also known as the East Area Rapist, was called “sub-human,” “an evil monster” and “the bogey-man” in court Tuesday. He remained stone-faced as every person shared their story.  But some say DeAngelo is now forced to listen. Pete Schultze and his family speak of closure as they’re finally able to face DeAngelo. “DeAngelo woke us up, tied me to the bedpost until my hands turned blue, and performed horrific acts against my mother,” Schultze said. Schultze was supported by his two daughters in court. He says his mom has lived in fear of the Golden State Killer for decades. “When I called her to tell her that they had gotten this person, it was probably the first night in 44 years that she slept,” he said. READ: ‘May He Rot In Hell’: Golden State Killer Faces His Victims In 1st Day Of Hearings Some survivors say they want DeAngelo to know their names and hear their...
    Victims stood in court on Tuesday to condemn the Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo, calling him a "sick monster "and "horrible man" who ruined their lives through his acts of rape and murder. Those who spoke described him as "subhuman," while the daughter of one of the rape victims made an obscene gesture and cursed at DeAngelo, 74, during a hearing in Sacramento County Superior Court, The Associated Press reported. He is expected to be sentenced to life in prison on Friday. Several other victims reportedly read written statements on behalf of loved ones who could not testify in person, while others spoke openly. “He and his knife had complete control over me for the next two hours,” said Patti Cosper, daughter of rape victim Patricia Murphy. “He truly is an evil monster with no soul.” LOUISVILLE PROTESTER SUSPECTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN 'MULTIPLE DISTURBANCES' BEFOREHAND, ACTIVISTS SAY Joseph James DeAngelo, seated, as defense attorneys and sheriff's deputies stand for Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman, during the first day of victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber...
    Early rape victims of the Golden State Killer got their long-awaited opportunity to confront him in court on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the start of a series of sentencing hearings that are expected to end with a judge ordering him to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Women described the sadistic sexual assaults they or their loved ones suffered at the hands of Joseph DeAngelo more than 40 years ago – and the trauma that has trailed them ever since. DeAngelo, a former police officer turned serial killer who carried out dozens of rapes and 13 murders across the state in the 1970s and 1980s, has agreed to a plea deal that spares him the death penalty in exchange for admitting to a dozen-year crime wave that terrorized countless communities. But before a judge hands down DeAngelo’s formal sentence on Friday, dozens of victims are scheduled to provide statements to the court over three days. The first victims to speak were those attacked by DeAngelo in the Sacramento area toward the beginning of his crime wave, when he...
    Three days have been scheduled for victim impact statements in the Golden State Killer sentencing hearing. On the first day, defendant Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, had to sit there while family members of the rape survivors said he had a “little” penis. “He truly is an evil monster with no soul,” said survivor Patricia Murphy in a statement read by her daughter in court. “Did his little penis drive him to be so angry all the time? Did he study criminology so he could carry out his evil deeds as a bad cop without getting caught? Did his wife and daughter suspect anything?” Murphy said DeAngelo attacked her on September 4, 1976 when she was loading a basket of laundry into the car. #GSK – Daughter of survivor Patricia Murphy reads her mother’s victim impact statement, “Did his little penis cause him to be so angry all the time?” #JosephDeAngelo pic.twitter.com/9Wu7AQSskz — Law & Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) August 18, 2020 Authorities said that DeAngelo committed over 120 burglaries from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, committing 50 rapes and 13 murders along the...
    The Golden State Killer was wheeled into court to face 16 of his victims Tuesday, the first of four days of hearings before he is sentenced to life in prison. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., 74, in June pleaded guilty to all 13 counts of murder, 13 counts of kidnapping, and confessed to 161 uncharged crimes - many of which were rapes - which go back beyond the statute of limitations.  The daughter of one victim, Patricia Murphy, told the court: 'He is an evil monster with no soul. He is subhuman.'  His sentencing, expected Friday after three days of testimony from his victims and survivors, brings to an end a sinister, decades-long saga of kidnappings, rapes and murders.  The 74-year-old, frail, in an orange prison jumpsuit and a mask Tuesday, was also known as the East Area Rapist and Visalia Ransacker. His sentencing ends a more than 45-year hunt for the notorious killer.  Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho told a judge Monday: 'The blank stare, the halting answers that sometimes burst forth in gasps of breath, might lead...
    SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) – Beginning Tuesday, nearly three-dozen survivors of the Golden State Killer will give testimonials in a Sacramento courtroom ahead of his sentencing at the end of the week. Starting Tuesday and lasting through Thursday, victims and family members will read impact statements in the sentencing of 74-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., the Golden State Killer and a former police officer. Back in June, DeAngelo plead guilty to committing 13 murders and nearly 150 other crimes which occurred up and down California. The crimes spanned an 11-year period from 1975 to 1986 and occurred in six different counties. DeAngelo was responsible for crimes purported by the Visalia Ransacker, the East Area Rapist and the original Night Stalker. As part of a plea deal that will spare him from the death penalty, DeAngelo admitted to crimes for which he could no longer be prosecuted because of a statute of limitations — such as attempted murder, kidnapping to commit robbery, rape, robbery, first-degree burglary, false imprisonment and criminal threats. On Friday morning, he is expected to be formally given a sentence...
    Sacramento, CA —  One woman wants to show how she overcame and healed. Another still searches for answers and reparation. And another, unable to exact emotional revenge on her attacker, seeks to at least humble him. The victims of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., the former police officer whose violent crimes through the 1970s and 1980s terrorized Californians across the state and earned him the moniker Golden State Killer, finally get their say in court beginning Tuesday. DeAngelo, 74, has admitted to killing 13 people, starting with a Visalia college instructor seeking to thwart the abduction of his daughter in 1975, and ending with the rape and murder of a teenage girl in Orange County in 1986. His plea deal includes 53 attacks on 87 victims in 11 counties, including 50 rapes, but leaves out two sexual attacks and a shooting that also have been blamed on him. At the start of the violence, DeAngelo served as a small-town police officer in Tulare and Placer counties. He became a father, married to a woman who became a prominent women’s rights...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Jane Carson-Sandler says she has served the equivalent of a life sentence in the more than four decades since she became one of the first rape victims of Joseph James DeAngelo — a one-time police officer who eventually became known as the Golden State Killer. Now it’s DeAngelo’s turn to do his time. Carson-Sandler will be among nearly three dozen survivors and family members of victims who plan to confront DeAngelo during an extraordinary four days of court hearings before the 74-year-old is sentenced to life in prison. Beginning Tuesday, some plan to tell of their pain, others of their healing. It’s the culmination of a plea deal that will spare DeAngelo the death penalty for 13 murders and numerous sadistic rapes and burglaries that terrorized California for more than a decade. His reign of terror mystified investigators until they used a new form of DNA tracking to arrest him in 2018. “Our wounds heal and our scars remain,” Carson-Sandler said. Certain things always trigger flashbacks of the night in 1976 when DeAngelo confronted Carson-Sandler with a...
    Jane Carson-Sandler says she has served an effective life sentence in the more than four decades since she was one of the first rape victims of a one-time police officer who eventually became known as the Golden State Killer. Now it's Joseph James DeAngelo's turn. Carson-Sandler will be among nearly three dozen victims or survivors who plan to confront DeAngelo this week during an extraordinary four days of court hearings before the 74-year-old is sentenced to life in prison. GOLDEN STATE KILLER CASE: JOSEPH JAMES DEANGELO JR. PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER FOR FIRST TIME Jane Carson-Sandler, of South Carolina, who was raped by the Golden State Killer in 1976, holds a sign with a message to her attacker in Sacramento, Calif on July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Thompson, File) Some plan to tell of their pain, others of their healing. It's the culmination of a plea deal that will spare him the death penalty for 13 murders and numerous sadistic rapes and burglaries that terrorized California for more than a decade. The perpetrator behind the reign of terror mystified investigators...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jane Carson-Sandler says she has served an effective life sentence in the more than four decades since she was one of the first rape victims of a one-time police officer who eventually became known as the Golden State Killer. Now it’s Joseph James DeAngelo’s turn. Carson-Sandler will be among nearly three dozen victims or survivors who plan to confront DeAngelo this week during an extraordinary four days of court hearings before the 74-year-old is sentenced to life in prison. Some plan to tell of their pain, others of their healing. It’s the culmination of a plea deal that will spare him the death penalty for 13 murders and numerous sadistic rapes and burglaries that terrorized California for more than a decade. The perpetrator behind the reign of terror mystified investigators until they used a new form of DNA tracking to arrest him in 2018. “Our wounds heal and our scars remain,” Carson-Sandler said. Certain things always trigger flashbacks to that night in 1976 when DeAngelo confronted her with a butcher knife as she snuggled in bed with her...
    NBC On tonight’s episode of Dateline NBC, Keith Morrison interviews family members and investigators in Robert Ayala’s murder case. Ayala was killed in an explosion in 2013. Paul Moore, a family friend of Ayala’s, was found guilty of setting the explosive device that killed Ayala after he turned on an irrigation pump at a rice field at the Moore Brothers farm. According to CBS Sacramento, the Sheriff’s Office received a letter on August 12, 2011 claiming responsibility for detonating the bomb. Three days later, they received another letter containing a diagram of the device. On December 6 of 2011, agents searched Paul Moore’s home and found evidence linking him to the crime.Paul Moore Was Sentenced to Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole Little Fabian ran through the sunflower fields, as far as he could, to get help for his father… More Friday at 9/8c with @Dateline_Keith. pic.twitter.com/Fu6Kov30EN — Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) July 23, 2020 On July 16, 2011, Roberto Ayala and his son were on the Moore brothers’ rice fields, and Ayala was adjusting an...
    The ex-husband of millionaire convict-mom Gigi Jordan, who’s serving an 18-year prison sentence for killing her autistic son, is going after his ex for at least $500,000 in legal fees, new court papers show. Raymond Mirra says that he and Jordan ended their “highly lucrative business partnership” in March 2008 with Jordan walking away with $46.6 million and the pair signing a release barring them from bringing claims against each other for anything occurring before that date, according to a new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit. Despite this release, Jordan — who is locked up at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility — has been going after Mirra in court for seven years to recoup a nearly $6 million loan she claims Mirra and his company took from her in 2005 by forging her signature on wire transfers, the court papers from Thursday say. Jordan — who amassed her wealth in the pharmaceutical industry — filed two lawsuits against Mirra for the money, both of which have since been dismissed with the latest one currently pending appeal. Mirra is now seeking at...
    A woman whose father and step-mother were murdered by the Golden State killer 40 years ago has revealed that she cannot celebrate finally getting her day in court.  'Everyone thinks you're celebrating, but I didn’t celebrate.' Jennifer Carole, 58, told The Sun. 'He's so old, so even when they found the guy, they couldn't do to him what he deserves – that's just not even human or legal.' Two weeks ago Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., 74, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of murder, 13 counts of kidnapping, and confessed to 161 uncharged crimes - many of which were rapes - which go back beyond the statute of limitations.  Between 1974 and 1986, the former police over rampaged throughout various California counties and was dubbed the 'Golden State Killer', 'East Area Rapist', 'Original Night Stalker'  and 'Diamond Knot Killer'.  His crimes were so vast that for years they were attributed to various people before he was eventually caught by DNA evidence in 2018. Scroll down for video.   Jennifer Carole, 58, daughter of Lyman Smith who was murdered aged 43 along with Carole's...
    THE execution of Daniel Lewis Lee has been cleared by the Supreme Court — a day after a lower court ordered all federal executions on hold. Lee, 47, was set to be the first execution carried out at the federal level since 2003 at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, at 4pm on Monday. 5 Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was set to be executed at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, at 4pm on Monday, but wasn'tCredit: AP:Associated Press But hours before, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered a delay and said there are still legal issues to resolve regarding federal executions and that “the public is not served by short-circuiting legitimate judicial process.” The Trump administration, which has been pushing for the first federal executions in 17 years, and immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward. A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, refused the administration’s plea to step in, leaving the hold in place. The Supreme Court then voted 5-4 vote in favor of federal executions. 5 Lee was convicted in...
    PORTLAND, ORE. (AP) — Jeremy Christian, convicted of a double murder on a Portland light-rail train, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without possibility of parole. The sentencing by Multnomah County Circuit Judge Cheryl Albrecht occurred a day after Christian jumped to his feet in court and told a survivor he regretted not killing her. Christian, 38, was found guilty in February on 12 counts, including the stabbing murders of train passengers Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, on May 26, 2017. A third stabbing victim survived. His victims had attempted to intervene when he began shouting racist and anti-Muslim slurs as he sat near two teenage black girls. The minimum sentence would have allowed the possibility of parole after 30 years. The judge cited Christian’s lack of remorse in giving him the maximum sentence. Before the sentencing, he had stated to the court that he accepted no guilt for the killings. “I do regret that two people died, but I do not regret my actions that led to their death,” he said. Christian’s outburst...
    A coalition of farming and conservation groups is calling on a federal appeals court to hold EPA chief Andrew Wheeler in contempt for defying an order to immediately suspend use of dicamba, a poisonous weed-killer that is notorious for its tendency to drift and destroy nearby crops. “Trump’s EPA is so rogue it thinks it can blow off a federal court ruling that stops the damaging dicamba spraying in an administrative order,” George Kimbrell of the Center for Food Safety, lead counsel in the case, said in a statement late Thursday night. “EPA needs a lesson in separation of powers and we’re asking the court to give it to them.” On Monday, the EPA issued guidance greenlighting the use of dicamba through July 31 despite a June 3 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that overturned the agency’s approval of XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan—dicamba-based herbicides sold by chemical giants Bayer (formerly Monsanto), BASF, and Corteva, respectively. In its 56-page ruling (pdf), the Ninth Circuit said the EPA “entirely failed to recognize the enormous social cost to farming communities where use of dicamba herbicides had turned farmer...
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