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By Don Thompson
The Associated Press 

Golden State Killer sentenced to life for 26 rapes, slayings

 

Last updated 8/27/2020 at 8:29am



A former California police officer, dubbed the Golden State Killer, told victims Friday, Aug. 21, he was "truly sorry" before he was sentenced to multiple life prison sentences for a decadeslong 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.

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